Often termed as “Contrology”, Pilates is a wonderful exercise for anyone looking forward to getting killer abs and core strength. However, the usefulness is not limited to that only.
Beyond that, Pilates can significantly help ease chronic pain. The way this exercise is designed, it simply diminishes the pains of several kinds through physical movement. But that can never be enough information, right?
For a better understanding, it’s required to dig a little deeper than this. Aiding to the same, here’s what you need to know about Pilates and their usefulness as a remedy for chronic pain of different types.
“Typically, people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.”― Charles Duhigg, ‘The Power of Habit’
It is no surprise that exercise can bring about some drastic change in your life, provided you make it a habit rather than a part-time hobby.
Healthcare research worldwide has been implementing exercise into the daily routine of people suffering from various ailments for decades now.Researchers have proven that exercise facilitates better and faster improvement of health. However, what matters more is following the right exercise routine rather than what everyone around you is doing.
One question many ask is, how and why should you exercise when you are in pain?
Research consisting of 380+ case studies where over 38 thousand participants were observed and treated under various treatment options was conducted to understand how exercise improves chronic pain conditions.
Quality of life and movement agility is greatly improved when a specific exercise regime is implemented in the day to day life of the patient. Exercising improves bone strength and muscular flexibility. Besides the physical development, exercise increases the secretion of endorphins and dopamine. These feel-good hormones support good mental health and thus make you feel better emotionally.
So what kind of exercises can you do to reap these health benefits when you’re suffering from chronic pain?
Have you wondered why some people go slow or move with pain, which affects their daily chores and even work? Well, this is because some people have instability and malfunction in their movements and mobility.
If this happens to you, you need to enhance your moves to accomplish your fitness goals. This will make you efficient and able to satisfy the demands and work of everyday life. Here are some details of what functional and mobility skills can do for you to live a quality life.
There’s an overwhelming amount of advice available about how to reduce pain. But how exactly do you deal with pain that won’t go away?
Millions of people around the world suffer from pain that continues beyond the expected period of healing. When you experience chronic pain, your body is in a constant state of fight-or-flight. This on-going stress damages your body and even changes the neural circuits in your brain. Chronic pain can also lead to depression, anxiety, sleeping disorders and avoidant behavior, which in turn worsen your existing pain.
Everyone copes with pain differently, but some ways are more effective and constructive than others. When it comes to chronic pain, there’s one group of strategies you may easily overlook: how to manage pain with your mind.
It’s widely recognized that your diet can have an effect on your arthritis, as certain foods tend to cause inflammation. But have you thought about how your arthritis can greatly affect which foods you eat?
The chronic pain, stiffness and lack of mobility brought on by arthritis is perhaps most worrisome when it limits your activity in the kitchen. Preparing healthy and nutritious meals can prove challenging to people suffering from arthritis, and the consequence can be malnutrition or an otherwise poor diet.
Being unable to chop up fresh fruits or vegetables can lead one to rely on pre-packaged and processed goods. The inability to open a can of soup can mean settling for some crackers or chips instead. Or worse, it may lead to skipping meals altogether.
But suffering from arthritis doesn’t have to mean sacrificing nutritious meals and healthy snacks. Here are 10 tips for maintaining healthy eating habits with arthritis.
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