Health: Don’t Let It Get In The Way

Everyone wants to look back on life knowing they’ve lived it to the fullest. There are so many things to do before you grow old, that it can all seem to fly by in a blur. But there are so many obstacles that seem to jump up along the way. Health being the main one. Whether it be something as small as the common cold or aches and pains, to something bigger like a life changing illness or injury. Whatever it may be, there’s ways of dealing with them all to make sure they don’t get in the way of your life, let’s take a look at the two main issues.

Aches and Pains

If you have a condition causing the aches and pains, it’s a little harder to manage the pain. Some conditions such as arthritis can really affect your daily life with pains that are hard to control. The change in season will no doubt make it worse, so preparation is key. Grab yourself some anti-inflammatory creams, which can be purchased over the counter, and start applying it twice a day before the pain arrives. It’ll help to take the edge off slightly. Talk to your doctor about your concerns of a flare up, and they may be able to prescribe some different medications.

aches and pains

Short term aches and pains are much easier to resolve. Usually caused by sports injuries, they can be really painful to begin with. If you’ve torn a muscle at either work, or through sports, the first thing you need to do is use heat treatment. Apply a warm heat pad to the area a few times a day for around 10 minutes. Be sure to take plenty of ibuprofen alongside the heat. Rest is so important to ensure a quicker healing time. It might be worth consulting a physiotherapist if they pain lasts more than two weeks. It might be the case that slightly more serious damage has been done.

Immune System

Making sure your immune system is functioning properly, especially in the colder months, is so important. With the looming flu epidemic worries, this has never been more important. Take a look at your diet and see what changes you can make to help give it a kick start. Eating healthy foods is key. Broccoli, spinach, almonds, and yoghurt are all amongst healthy foods that’ll boost your system. Try coupling this with additional supplements such as vitamin C daily, and a glass or orange juice in the morning. Whilst exercise may see a temporary drop in your immune system, it does help overall functions in the long run. A quick walk or jog in the morning to jumpstart your day will not only make you feel refreshed, but will benefit you in so many other ways in terms of your health.

It is really easy to let health issues get in the way of your life. Some may be more debilitating than others. The above two are the most common issues, but there are some of a larger severity. Whatever it may be, find ways to conquer it.

This is a contributed post.

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