How to Kick Your Reliance on Pain Medication
When we are suffering pain from musculoskeletal disorders, popping a pill can provide quick pain relief. However, are we addressing the underlying cause of pain? If you deal with frequent aches in your body that typically cause you to reach for some type of over the counter pill, balm or electronic device, here are a few tips that might help instead.
- Stretch each morning and evening - Stretching is a great way to loosen up our body and even releases endorphins that can make us feel better.
- Be conscious of how long you're sitting. If you're sitting for long
periods, set a timer on your phone to get up and move so your muscles
get some much-needed activity. Over-sitting can actually lead to tight muscles and pain.
- Stay hydrated. Did you know that the majority of the world's population
doesn't drink enough water each day? This can lead to dehydrated
muscles, causing more aches and pains than you may realize.