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Inflammation 101

Inflammation 101

It may be counterintuitive, but inflammation can be good or bad depending on the type. Today we are going to address some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding inflammation. What is Inflammation?Inflammation is derived from the Latin term “to set on fire” and is actually an integral part of the body’s natural defense system. Generally speaking, inflammation is the body’s immune system’s response to stimuli. Inflammation can be either internal or external and there are two types: acute inflammation and chronic inflammation.Acute InflammationAcute inflammation begins quickly and lasts only a few days. Acute inflammation occurs when you suffer a...

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How to Outsmart the Latest Food and Diet Trends

How to Outsmart the Latest Food and Diet Trends

It’s impossible not to feel overwhelmed by the ever changing nutrition and diet advice we hear every day. Whether it’s low fat vs. high fat, Paleo, Keto, Raw Food, or whatever is new and trendy in the diet world, how are we supposed to sort through all of the noise and get to something that actually works? We aren’t talking about short-term fixes, but rather a nutritional perspective that is built for long-term success and longevity. Our advice? Bring a healthy dose of skepticism to the table when you hear about any “life-changing” new diet or nutrition plan. Healthy Skepticism...

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6 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Fall Routine

6 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Fall Routine

The summer season is winding down and fall is just around the corner. As we bid farewell to the laidback, carefree days of summer, many of us may find ourselves struggling to ease back into a fall routine. But fret not. Whether it’s carving out “me” time in your busy schedule for some self-care rituals or adopting new fall habits, the arrival of sweater weather marks the opportunity for a fresh fall beginning. Here are 6 tips from The Upwild Team to help you get into your fall groove. #1 Start Fresh The beginning of a new season is always...

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Five Self Care Rituals to Overcome Stress and Maintain Balance

Five Self Care Rituals to Overcome Stress and Maintain Balance

You make time for work, social commitments and weekly workouts. You even take time to plan your post workout fuel and prioritize your gut health, but are you making enough time for self-care rituals? We rationalize neglecting ourselves by saying things like “there just isn’t enough time” or “too many people need me.” These may all be true, but unless you take time for yourself, you won’t be able to care for your loved ones. It’s that simple. What is Self-Care? Self-care is anything that makes you feel happy, healthy and whole. Revitalizing movement like walking in nature, stretching or...

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