How natural healing comes from just twenty minutes of exercise

Researchers recently uncovered what happens to the body at a cellular level with just twenty minutes of moderate exercise. Walking on a treadmill at a moderate pace heals the body, quells pain and boosts the immune system in ways not previously known,

Suzi Hong, PhD, in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine“shared in a media release exercise is known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Discovering the underlying process is important to help patients with chronic illness.  

Intense exercise is undoubtedly difficult for anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis and other debilitating health conditions related to inflammation.

Immunity gets a boost with a  short treadmill walk

The researchers collected blood before and after exercise in 47 study partiipants. Exercise sessions were geared to the subjects' level of fitness.

The results showed a boost in immunity at a cellular level. There was a 5 percent decrease in cells that produce the inflammatory protein TNF that happened from just one workout session.

“Feeling like a workout needs to be at a peak exertion level for a long duration can intimidate those who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases and could greatly benefit from physical activity", Hong said.

Calming inflammation in the body can help prevent diseases like diabetes and cancer , which is an important note for everyone. Now we know it takes just twenty minutes of exercise to health from the inside out and more about how it works.

See: Exercise underprescribed for pain

Journal Reference:

Stoyan Dimitrov, Elaine Hulteng, Suzi Hong. Inflammation and exercise: Inhibition of monocytic intracellular TNF production by acute exercise via β2-adrenergic activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.12.01