The older we become the more we realize that pain is just a part of life. Our bodies age and become withered, we start to feel the bite of the cold a lot more than we used to, and bruises don’t heal as fast. This can lead to feeling helpless and afraid to live your life the way you want to. Healthcare costs are always increasing so you never know how much it’s going to cost to get treatment. Hence why so many of us turn to other ways of coping, when we know we shouldn’t. But is it possible, to live a life coping with pain day in and day out? Yes, it is, but it won’t be easy. There are a few lifestyle choices you can make for this to happen.
Fuel for repairs
The simple fact of the matter is if you consumed more protein, you would heal a lot quicker. Your muscles would be denser and you would increase tissue dexterity. Taking elements of the ketogenic diet and implementing them into your normal eating habits would be greatly beneficial as you age. You’re naturally swapping out carbs for fats and protein, which helps you maintain and/or lower your weight. You’ll also have an abundance of protein that your body will use to quickly repair small tears in your muscles before they get worse. Consuming more calcium is needed to maintain the thickness of your bones and help them to better bear the weight of your body. Put a little omega-3 in your diet in the form of smoked salmon or fish oil tablets. It will keep your mind sharp and help repair soft damage such as cartilage in your joints.
Numbing a different way
When you come home from a long day, sometimes you just want to be physically numbed from the exhaustion and pain. A physically demanding role or one that is not as strenuous but relies on endurance can cause chronic pain to develop. Some people will turn to the only thing they know that will help numb the pain, which is pain killers. However, they work so effectively that it can be quite addicting if used over a long period of time (hello opioid crisis). This rehab facility will help you to slowly get off these types of pills and give you the type of therapy that you would like. They offer group, family, and individual therapy sessions so you can get to the bottom of the reasoning for taking pain killers. You’ll be introduced to natural ways to help numb and heal the body such as heat treatment, massage therapy, and meditation.
Make more ‘me time’
Making more time for yourself will give you the chance you need to lick your wounds. Take the time to shut off from the rest of the world, take a nap, have a hot bath or perform yoga. Anything that you can do to proactively heal your body is going to lead to a better life.
Don’t accept any sort of physical pain in your life as something normal. Don’t rely on any sort of medication, instead, eat healthier with higher protein levels in your diet and make time to heal yourself physically.
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