It can be daunting to make those big changes we think we need to make when it comes to losing weight, staying active, or eating healthier. Goals like, “lose 20 pounds this month,” or “No more sugar in my diet,” seem huge and unattainable, and that can make it hard to find the motivation to even get started.
The truth is though, when it comes to your health, lasting change is made through a serious of tiny, conscious choices made every day – things that are so simple and small, you might already be doing them!
Have you smiled today? If not, go and ahead and do it now, because it could actually make a huge difference in the level of pain you’re experiencing.
Studies have found that people suffering from chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia experience less pain and fewer symptoms simply by adopting a positive attitude. Some research has even found that a happy outlook can be as effective as taking painkillers.
There may not be a magic cure-all for back pain, but there are a few things, including physical therapy, that can help reduce pain and manage your symptoms.
These, however, are not those things. These bad back habits can actually increase your pain and up your chances for further injury – so steer clear.
Have you finally gotten acclimated to the Spring time change? It’s definitely been tough waking up an hour earlier, and not just because you’re feel extra groggy.
Daylight saving time actually has real implications on our physical health.
According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, if you work in physically demanding jobs outside of an office, daylight savings time actually increases your chance of workplace injury and reduces motor functioning, thanks to lack of sleep.
It might surprise you to know that physical therapy can do more than get you back on your feet following an injury – although it can definitely do that, too. Did you know physical therapy is also an invaluable pain and condition management tool for these other conditions as well?
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What we put inside our bodies is just as important as what we do on the outside when we’re recovering from a condition or injury. Nutrient-dense foods are powerhouses full of vitamins and minerals that can help repair injured bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Certain foods can also help fight inflammation and reduce pain.
Read on to find out which foods you should add to your recovery grocery list.
Occupational therapy can helps kids in all sorts of different developmental arenas. OT helps improve cognitive functioning, as well as physical, sensory, and fine motor skills. It can also offer a big boost in self-esteem for kids, and leave them with a true sense of accomplishment when they begin to overcome their individual obstacles.
Did you know that one of the biggest roadblocks to your overall health may be your job? It’s true! We spend about 1/3 of our waking life at work, and if you’re confined to a cubicle at a stressful job each day, your physical and mental well-being can take a beating.
Luckily, all you need to do is make a few simple tweaks to fend off stress, pain, inflammation and other work health woes.
Try to keep stress levels low.
This one can be tricky, especially if your work in a pressure-cooker environment, but it’s definitely worth a try. Elevated stress levels have been linked to increased pain and inflammation, and serious health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and headaches. It can also seriously impact the quality of your sleep.
We understand that when you come to Sovereign to begin or continue your physical therapy program, it’s because you’re dealing with something that’s not so fun at best and debilitating at worst. It can be difficult to stay motivated to get through the recovery process if you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d hope or expected, or you’re still dealing with pain that’s making it hard to participate in your daily life.
These three tips can help you maintain a positive attitude and stick with it, even when the going gets tough.
Congratulations to all of you who haven’t let cold January temps sidetrack you from your fit, healthy lifestyle. It’s tough to get moving when the temperature outside is telling you to stay in and cuddle up!
While we definitely commend you for being committed, we also want to make sure you’re moving and exercising safely in the cold weather, so as to avoid a potentially serious injury.