Want to reduce pain and increase your energy? Are you frequently feeling fatigued, sore and suffering from more aches and pains than usual? You’re not alone, so we discuss some simple steps here.
It can be difficult to wake up with a spring in your step and a positive mental attitude each morning, and who could blame you! As we get older we often look for ways to reduce pain and increase energy.
Tiredness, aches and pains are all warning signs, sent out by your body to get you to act; to try and convince you to change your life routine for the better and start getting more active. With that in mind, here are a few things you should think about doing if you want to reduce pain and start feeling more energetic again:
See a physical therapist
If you’re in really a lot of pain, the first thing you should do is see a doctor or, ideally, a physical therapist. These professionals can expertly assess the cause of your pain, and give you safe exercises to do in order to improve things. That’s because serious pain often has a more serious cause and if you throw yourself into a new exercise or stretching regime, for example, without knowing what you’re doing, you could end up making things a whole lot worse.
Join a clinical pilates class
Now that you can do clinical Pilates online, there is no reason not to take advantage of this fabulous method for aligning your bones, improving muscle tone and offloading your joints. Even doing one Pilates class a week could make a huge difference to reduce pain. This alone will have you feeling more energetic in no time. Just make sure you work with an instructor who is fully-qualified and understands your medical needs.
Change your diet
A diet that is high in refined carbohydrates, sugar and other junk food is a prime candidate for making you feel sluggish and lacking in energy. However,did you k now that the food you eat can also be a factor in the pain you feel?
Lots of foods can cause inflammation in the body and this can cause pain in people who already have health conditions or who are very overweight, for example. In order to avoid this, try to eat a diet that is rich in healthy fats, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and low in refined carbs or processed foods. You may also want to try an elimination diet to see if any particular food is causing pain flare-ups but speak to a doctor before you embark on anything so drastic to reduce pain.
You knew it was coming, and when you’re tired and sore it’s probably the last thing you want to do, but exercise really can make you feel less fatigued and do wonders for your pain too. If it’s all you can manage, just try to walk for 30 minutes a day, it’ll get you up and help improve muscle tone, while taking the strain off your neck and back and the fresh air will be positively invigorating.
You have the power to reduce pain and increase energy. Change the way you feel, go get it!