If they want to soar to greater heights, afford the high cost of living, live up to their potentials and receive enough money to buy the finer things in life like designer clothes, expensive jewellery and blazing fast sports cars, people need to work their behind’s off in their respective professions because they need a whole lot of moolah to get all of these things. And that is why after following all the orders of their boss, toppling down enormous mountains of paperwork and accomplishing all of their other duties and obligations in the workplace, they are often spent, drained to the core and downright exhausted therefore they would love nothing better than to crash in their own beds and sleep the night away. And because they carry the weight of the world on their aching and weary shoulders, they often have to visit the local clinic or general hospital to seek back pain treatment from trusted professional because their overall health and general well-being are suffering due to their busy lifestyle and hectic schedules.
And that is the reason why these overworked, unhealthy, obese and underpaid people need to weed out the bad habits and change the bad decisions that they make each and every day that are slowly ruining not only their physical and mental health but also their emotional and psychological well-being as well. This is due to the fact that when people feel under the weather and look worn-out, they also feel terrible about themselves and this insecurity, self-doubt and self-loathing can trigger bouts of depression that are very dangerous to their overall health. This can lead to adverse effects on their interpersonal relationships with their friends and family and that is why if people want to live a happy, blissful and blessed life with their loved ones, then they should prioritize their health first and foremost.
Aside from getting regular check-ups from their doctors as well as visiting a physiotherapy clinic every time they encounter minor health scares, here are other ways for people to stay in tiptop shape to ward off the ravaging effects of old age brought by Father Time.
Stretch Those Lazy Bones
Instead of sitting on the couch all day long as they eat potato chips and watch television on weekends, people should get up on their feet, stretch their lazy bones and exercise for at least an hour or so every day. This will help them regulate their blood pressure, lose excess fat on their bodies and tone their muscles to get the slender shape they always wanted.
Stop with the Junk Food
Instead of wolfing down excessive amounts of unhealthy snacks and fast food like potato chips, chocolate bars, cheeseburgers and Chinese take-outs, people should switch to a healthier diet that is full of organic vegetables, fresh fruits and lean meat.
Sleep like a Baby
Last but not the least, instead of partying all night with their friends in the hottest bars and jumping clubs in town, people should turn in early because this will give their mind and body the rest that they need.
To further improve health and wellness, regular exercise is always recommended. It greatly improves our body’s functions, resistance to diseases, and also provides good psychological effects. Carrying out different types of exercises and not solely focusing on one body part is also essential. However, there are times wherein people tend to forget proper ways in doing exercises. These may include the right posture, timing, intervals, and repetitions. Thus, resulting to injuries and pain to most body parts. The common parts injured with improper exercising are the knees and shoulders. The knees play a big role in carrying the body’s weight and maintaining balance. On the other hand, the shoulders provide support in rotations and movement of the arms. So what would should be done if injuries involving the knees and shoulders are encountered?
In treating many types of knee and shoulder pain, a common goal is to break the so-called “inflammatory cycle”. This cycle usually starts with an injury. After an injury, inflammation invades the knee and shoulders, which causes further injury, and further inflammation, and so on. This cycle of inflammation leads to continued or progressive pain. The cycle can be broken by fighting the inflammation through medications or other therapies and by limiting further injury to tissue.
Some common home-care remedies that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. First, you should protect the shoulders and the knees from further stress or trauma. In doing heavy physical activities, paddings can be used or other types of specialty clothing which can help protect those parts. Second, to lessen the pain, it is best to give those parts rest and avoid its excessive use. Third, icing the knees and shoulders, or cold application could really help in reducing swelling. This can also be used for both chronic and acute pain. Ice bags or even cold vegetables can be used and it is recommended by professionals to perform icing two to three times per day for 20-30 minutes each session. Lastly, compression of the swollen parts using bandages and other wraps would also greatly help in reducing the swelling as well as aligning joints to other parts. For knee pains, it is also advised to elevate the knee using a cushion or a recliner since elevation works with gravity to help fluids that might accumulate on the knee to go back to normal circulation. Other medications that are given to are common pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs. Some also prescribe steroids for better and faster response.
If the knee and shoulder pain don’t improve with simple medications and basic home solutions, other treatments are available. Your doctor will be able to give more specific advice. A physiotherapist will most likely be able to help addressing these pains. The aim of physiotherapy is to improve symptoms and restore function. The approach will depend on whether you have a short-term problem or a long-standing condition. A normal physiotherapy program would include planned exercises to strengthen and improve function, prevent stiffness, manual treatment of soft tissues and joints, and comprehensive patient education.
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