Six Easy Steps To Less Pain And More Energy

  1. Get enough sleep.
    • Set a specific bedtime and stick to it.
    • Make sure you have enough time for at least 7-9 hours.
    • Bedroom is made for sleeping only.  Reframe from watching TV or using your cell phone 30 minutes before going to bed.
  2. Eat the right foods.
    • Avoid the sugars, breads, and fried foods.  These foods can cause you to feel tired and increase inflammation.
    • Choose leafy greens and veggies, nuts, and fresh fruit. 
  3. Stay Hydrated.
    • If you become dehydrated you will feel tired, stiff, or even muscles will cramp.  These can increase your pain.
    • Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water.  Help your body feel refreshed, move better, and have less pain.
  4. Exercise Daily.
    • 30-60 minutes of exercise a day is all that it takes.  And it doesn’t all have to be done at one time.  Break it up into 15-minute intervals 2-4 times a day.
    • Pick the exercise that you like the best (Walking, Lifting weights, Stretching, Yoga, Pilates, or any other form of exercise).
  5. Set Goal.
    • Write down one activity you are having pain with a goal of being pain-free with that activity. 
    • Be Specific.
    • Look at it each day to make sure you are doing something every day to reach that goal.
  6. Handle the Problem.
    • Stop ignoring it, making excuses, or covering it up with medications.
    • Find the root of the problem.
    • Consult a movement specialist.