Thru-hiking is an intense physical undertaking that, over time, can cause significant inflammation in the body. When inflammation becomes chronic, it can affect the entire body and cause fatigue, muscle damage, soreness, and decreased recovery capacity. By focusing on consuming anti-oxidants and heart-healthy fats, to lower long-term exercise-induced inflammation, an athlete can reduce muscle soreness, increase muscle growth, and decrease recovery time. #thruhiking #backpackingfood #antiinflammatorydiet #exerciseinducedinflammation

Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Thru-Hiker Diets: Are You Helping or Hurting Your Recovery?

Thru-hiking is an intense physical undertaking that, over time, can cause significant inflammation in the body. This physiological process is called exercise-induced inflammation and is a normal response to the muscle damage caused by high-intensity physical activity. With proper rest and recovery, this inflammatory response will be used in a Read more…