Reduce Your Chronic Pain With These Simple Steps

Reduce Your Chronic Pain

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Reduce Your Chronic Pain With These Simple Steps

 

Chronic pain could be described as pain that lasts longer than the expected time for healing. Chronic pain can interfere with your physical health. As well, it can also lead to various mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. 

Living with chronic disease can be difficult, distract you at work or prevent you from other pursuits. Practicing these tips can help.

 

Eat fiber-rich diet 

 

Eating fiber aids your digestive process. Therefore, eating meals rich in fiber is advisable when experiencing chronic pain. The point of all this is to help you to keep your body healthy. Foods containing fiber are oats, carrots, pear, apples, popcorn, sweet potatoes, and dark chocolate. The bottom line of taking in fiber is to promote weight loss, lower your blood sugar level, and fight constipation. 

 

Exercise regularly 

 

Regular exercise is a habit people with chronic pain can benefit from. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, can help strengthen your muscles and reduce your chances of experiencing severe pain. While experiencing this chronic pain, you may grow cold feet when you want to exercise at a point in time, but it’s no problem because you are not in this alone. You may visit a gym to see an instructor who can help you with this. They will be one of your motivations while you exercise. You should also have the right attire for your workouts to ensure you feel comfortable and get the most out of it. You can visit this site to get the appropriate gear for your exercises.

 

Avoid smoking 

 

Smoking can increase your risk of heart disease and cancer, especially when you are experiencing chronic pain. Scientifically, smoking slows wound healing, increases your risk of degenerative disc disease, and impedes your circulation, eventually increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Avoiding smoking will go a long way to making you healthy and increase your chances of living long while managing your chronic pains. Cultivating a no-smoking lifestyle will also reduce your chronic pain in due course. Don’t hesitate to seek counseling from your doctor for medications and treatment programs to help you start the habit. 

 

Manage your stress 

 

Since chronic pain doesn’t inform you when it’s about to strike in the day, it’s important to give yourself the necessary rest. You’ll need it while you experience your chronic pain crisis. Avoid involving yourself in activities that will make you overly tired and worsen your pain symptoms. Learn to say no to people and activities that will drain you of your energy while practicing a lot of breathing in and step-by-step muscle relaxation or mindfulness. This practice will create a soothing atmosphere to help manage your chronic disease. You can also manage your stress by visiting the right people to help you take your mind off issues that tend to stress you. 

 

Remember that solving this chronic pain is a step-by-step progressive approach; therefore, be patient with yourself as you recover.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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22 thoughts on “Reduce Your Chronic Pain With These Simple Steps”

  1. All these are amazing tips that everyone should be aware of. Regular exercise is sure a must, but it should be done in a proper way to avoid injury.

  2. I think managing your stress is helpful for so many things. Chronic pain is the worst, so trying all options until you find something that work, makes good sense.

  3. These are great tips. I have an auto-immune disease and I feel like I am always in pain. Exercise definitely helps. Managing stress isn’t easy but it also helps.

  4. Helpful tips! Stress is more difficult to manage than first assumed, I know I find it very difficult to manage my stress but it is the biggest source of my chronic and mental illness.

  5. Fiber is so important for overall health. It’s even more important if you have chronic pain. It’s often associated with inflammation, and the foods that have fiber are also many times anti-inflammatory.

  6. These are excellent tips. Giving your body the healthy food it needs and not poisoning it with chemicals are both important for anyone, but most especially those who suffer from chronic pain.

  7. Loved learning about chronic pain. Been suffering from knee pain for years. Thank you for throwing some light on it.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.