8 Ways To Reduce Inflammation That Experts Swear By

UfaBizPhoto/Shutterstock

If you keep your finger on the pulse of health and wellness trends, you've probably heard the word about bodily inflammation and how it's not so great for you. But there are ways to reduce inflammation that are pretty easy to work into your normal routine. And like most things, it's all about considering your body and mind as a whole package.

As Kristin Koskinen, RDN, LD, CD tells Bustle, inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection and in certain situations, is a necessary part of the healing process.

"However, when inflammation becomes chronic, it can be the source of diseases often related to aging, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease," she says. The tell-tale signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, heat, and pain.

But it's not just about physical stress or injury. Inflammation in the body is also caused by emotional stress, nutritional issues, and sleep problems, as Nikolai Blinow, coach & licensed mental health counselor, tells Bustle.

"Inflammation can trigger anything from autoimmune disorders to skin issues to depression," Blinow says. Basically anything that compromises your immune system can cause inflammation.

If you feel as though you're dealing with any kind of stressor or think inflammation might be an issue for you, take a peek at the tips below that the pros swear reduce your levels of inflammation.