Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
DETERMINING THE ORIGINS OF YOUR PAIN We Can Help You!
• Determining The Origins Of Your Pain • Understanding Your Pain • Mind Exercise: Sudoku
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Determining The Origins Of Your Pain Your Solutions Are Clear
Sometimes ithappenswhenapaindevelops thatyoucan immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in which pain develops, and the cause of the pain is unclear. Different types of bodily pain can tell you different things about your body and overall bodily health. Sometimes, a pain in your arm or your leg may have little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well-trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of pain. A physical therapist knows the way that the nervous systemworks, making it possible to identify
the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way. Whether you are suffering from pain in your head, your back, your neck or anywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the cause of your pain, giving you the opportunity to shift away from the ongoing use of pain medication and instead find relief from your pain with a series of strategies that include stretching, muscle building and flexibility training.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR PAIN
sensations are actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs. • What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association. Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation.There are other situations in which the pain will develop as a result of prolonged sitting or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting as much sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain. Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed to provide you with long-term relief instead of temporary relief from medication.
Understanding Your Pain Here are a few things you may want to consider before heading into physical therapy: • Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of different differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain. • How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these
Healthy Recipe: Blackened Chicken With Avocado Sauce
INGREDIENTS • 4 (4-ounce) chicken breasts • 2 tbsp blackened seasoning • ½ cup plain, Greek yogurt • ½ avocado • 1 tsp lemon juice
• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp salt • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced
INSTRUCTIONS Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy. To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with ½ tablespoon green onions. KWWSVXGRNXFRP
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HOW TO MAKE HYDRATION A HABIT
3.Sip on a mug of herbal tea every evening. If you make this a habit, you’ll add an extra cup of fluid to your body every single day. 4.Eat a diet rich in whole foods. By eating foods like vegetables, fruits, and yogurt, you’ll automatically increase your fluid intake. Also, as aging impairs the body’s natural thirst mechanisms, it is especially important for elderly adults to drink water to avoid becoming dehydrated. These tips should make hydration a habit in your life.
Many people are too busy with summer plans to pause for a snack, let alone water break, to the point where one may forget to quench their thirst; however, it’s important to stay hydrated as it can help you maintain your energy and focus and keep your body healthy. To give your drinking habits the attention they deserve, try these simple ways to stay hydrated this summer: 1.Always carry a water bottle. If you have a bottle within arm’s reach, it’s very likely that you’ll mindlessly sip from it throughout the day, without having to make a conscious effort. 2.When you’re feeling frazzled, grab a glass of cold water. Studies show that people instantly feel more alert after drinking H2O.
Improve Leg Strength In Minutes Try this movement to improve your leg strength.
Mind Exercise: Sudoku
Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com
Improves Leg Strength
RUNNER’S STEP Stand in front of a box or step that is below the level of the knee. Step up onto the box and bring the opposite leg up towards your chest. Lower your leg down in acontrolledmanner.Repeat6-10 times, alternating legs.
The rules of the game are simple: each of the nine blocks has to contain all the numbers 1-9 within its squares. Each number can only appear once in a row, column or box.
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