Five Changes to Your Daily Routine that Can Decrease Pain
By the end of the day we can feel achy and sore. Sitting all day at the office or running around running errands all day all take a toll on your body. Add these small changes to your daily routine to help decrease pain in your day to day life.
Stretch in the morning
Many people wake up every morning stiff. Don’t let that stiffness reside in your body all day. Stretch it out as soon as you wake up in the morning. Develop a regular stretch routine that gets you going as soon as you wake up in the morning.
We all know we should stand and sit up straight, but this easier said than done. Adjust your office space so that you are looking straight ahead at your computer and not down. Adjust your car seat so that you sit up straight while you drive. Create an environment where you are forced to have good posture.
Walk around the block
This may seem counter intuitive, but you should try to walk every day. By getting up and using your energy, you can feel better all day. Getting your blood pumping at the beginning of the day will prepare it for the rest of what you have to do that day.
Warm shower on shoulders
If you carry stress through your neck and shoulders, you should take a hot shower at night. With a quick shower, you can relax your muscles and head to bed. Otherwise, you will suffer from excess stiffness throughout the night and in the morning.
During a busy work or school day, it is easy to skip drinking water. If you do not drink enough, you will suffer from a host of ailments. Furthermore, you will age quickly if you are always dehydrated. For this reason, if you want to live a healthy life and feel good, you should drink water throughout the day.
With these six tips, you can change your daily routine for the better. With this, you can feel healthy and avoid a host of health problems in the future.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing about health and wellness and spending time with her dog, Max.
Information credited to L. Scott Stoney, M.D., California Rehabilitation and Pain Management.