Pain, in addition to causing physical distress, can cause significant emotional distress, making you mighty cranky, depressed, stressed and anxious. It can turn an ordinary day into a minute-by-minute challenge and shadow you into a sleepless night. While pain sufferers may not concur on just one type of treatment, there is one thing they all agree on: Chronic pain impacts their … [Read more...] about Five Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Pain Relief
It’s been called both dangerous and harmful, and we’re told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way. When you hear these descriptions of sitting – something we all do from infancy all the way through to old age – it’s hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful. Since physical inactivity … [Read more...] about 6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting
Stress, anxiety, aches, pains and muscle tension: they’re all a fact of life. And all good reasons to get a massage. It’s great to be able to give yourself a massage at home, and equally nice to go out for one. Either way, it’s a treat. And because a massage can be such an integral tool to better health, you’ll want to get the most of it. Making the most of your massage is easy to do with one … [Read more...] about Tips Toward a Better Massage
May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a good reminder to check up - and brush up - on yours. The pain began as a dull off-and-on ache between my shoulder blades. But then, seemingly overnight, it progressed into a persistent, sharp and stinging sensation that moved beyond my neck and down into my arm. The unrelenting pain woke me – and kept me - up at night. And the more I felt the pain, the … [Read more...] about Five Quick and Easy Tips to Keep Your Sanity When You’re in Pain
If you’re planning once again to make some New Year’s Resolutions, but tired of making the same ones over and over and over again, here’s something for you: A dive into what’s getting in the way of your desire to shed some pounds. Because sometimes, you need to silence your inner critic from telling you that you have no self- control... and finally find the truth behind it all. Pain. Chronic pain … [Read more...] about What’s Getting in the Way of Your Weight Loss?
Getting older certainly has its perks, but the reality of it is that aging can take its toll on many of us, despite our efforts to get out there and stay active – especially as the cold weather sets in. No, it wasn’t an exaggeration when your mother/father/grandmother or someone else rubbed their knee/elbow/back; winced and muttered, “I can feel a storm coming on.” Yes, there is evidence that … [Read more...] about Pain Relief for Achy Joints