4 Little Things You Should Be Doing to Avoid Pain
January 25, 2023
No one can deny the power that big events can have on your life. However, often it’s the little things that can make all the difference. When it comes to dealing with aches and pains throughout your body, most of the time, small actions lead to larger results. In this post, you’ll learn what some of these “little things” are and how they can give you relief.
Unless you are completely incapacitated with an injury, everyone should do at least a little bit of exercise. Getting and staying active is essential if you want to have more mobility and strength as you age. In addition to burning excess weight that could be hindering your progress, exercise can alleviate stress on your joints, back, and other areas where pain commonly occurs.
Even if you make only small changes to be more active, such as taking the stairs or parking a little farther from the building, you can gradually overcome some of the negative side effects of a sedentary lifestyle, including chronic pain in your back, neck, and other areas of the body.
Whether you’re about to start a workout or you’ve been sitting at your desk for a long time, you should stretch often. This may seem simple, but it helps to keep your muscles and ligaments loose and, therefore, helps you avoid injury and pain.
At first glance, the foods you eat may seem unrelated to aches and pains outside your digestive system; however, the choices you make in your diet can have a big difference. For example, areas of your body can become inflamed, especially if you get injured, but eating foods that have anti-inflammatory properties, such as leafy greens, nuts, and salmon, can reduce pain, accelerate healing, and keep swelling to a minimum.
Having foods high in protein is also important if you want to avoid pain throughout your body. It enables your body to function with more strength, potentially helping you prevent injuries.
Unfortunately, not everyone gains all the nutrients their body needs through the foods they eat. That’s where possible vitamins or supplements can help. Before starting a regimen, be sure you talk to your physician and other healthcare providers to make sure you’re focusing on the right nutrients.
Truth be told, one chiropractic visit may not result in a complete cure from pain. Often, it takes multiple adjustments, stretches, and other forms of rehabilitation to relieve pain, but each visit may bring improvement and take you in the right direction. Plus, your chiropractor can show you how to have proper posture, helping you avoid pain in the future.
Although all these solutions involve small and simple things, collectively they lead to a healthier lifestyle—one where you can experience less pain and more opportunities to enjoy what life has to offer! So don’t wait for something big to happen to make a change; start with the little stuff and feel better sooner.
About the Author
As a chiropractor with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Chad Wills is also very active in his personal life. He enjoys swimming, cycling, and running, and he likes helping patients develop healthier habits in their lifestyle. He is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, which is one of the most studied treatments in the field. To meet with Dr. Wills, you can contact our Naples office for an appointment online or call us at 239-331-6060.
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