What Can Be Done About Chronic Pain While Aging?
There’s no magic pill for a pain-free or youthful lifestyle while aging gracefully. Nonetheless, there are ways to be proactive toward the active life you desire and deserve.
Set simple goals for what do you NEED to do, WANT to do, and LIKE to do.
Exercise Helps with Pain
It may hurt a LOT to exercise, but inactivity and sitting all day hurts a LOT more!
Make a Goal for Aging Gracefully
Start Exercising Today
- Find an exercise class geared to your physical level.
- Take a daily walk or two shorter ones.
- Hire a personal trainer for your home or at the gym.
- Buddy up with someone like-minded for motivation and accountability.
Eat Healthy for Pain Management
- Omega-3 fatty acids are recommended to aging adults for pain management as well as cardiac benefits. The anti-inflammatory properties may reduce pain and offer heart protection. Eat wild salmon, flaxseed oil, chia seeds, fresh basil, and oregano as part of your healthy diet.
- Take Vitamin D. Essential to a healthy and strong body, many people report less pain when Vitamin D levels are maintained at a high level.
- Drink ample water. Dehydration can create pain, fatigue, and other unwanted symptoms. Increase water intake and notice the difference.
- Eat 5 servings of veggies per day. Get a start at breakfast time with a vegetable omelet, avocado on toast, beet and sweet potato hash, or a green smoothie.
- Add cruciferous vegetable (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage) to the daily meal plan.
- Find the rainbow each day. Eat colorful foods like berries, peppers, and tomatoes.
Keep a healthy mindset while aging and share positivity with others.
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What will YOU do differently today to manage or prevent pain?
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