Don't Ignore Your Intermittent Pain


Headaches, sudden pains or other problems that seem to come and go are important messages from your body. If it only happens once or twice, it may be worth ignoring. If it continues, don't rely on your ability to grin and bear it on a daily basis. A few pain management and lifestyle considerations can help you understand what your body is trying to tell you, what the costs could be and how to maintain a busy lifestyle without letting your body fall apart.

How Often Does Pain Interrupt Your Day?

Whether you work all day in an office building, trek through the open world or work at home, pain can ruin your productivity if even for a few seconds. It's the short pains that can condition a person into ignoring problems, but you need to consider the toll that it takes on your everyday life.

When pain happens, what do you do? Is it your instinct to reach for medication or wait for a few seconds before you continue working? Do you grit your teeth or try to hide your discomfort? Each of these actions and everything in between can affect productivity.

The cost of medication adds up. If you're paying for pain pills on a daily basis, you may be losing hundreds--even thousands--of dollars per year. Even if you're not paying for the medication, there could be a toxic reaction that slowly wears down on your body--especially your liver. Medication is more than just pills, powders and syrups. Even natural remedies can affect your body if you use them on a regular basis. 

What Happens During A Painful Moment?

Many people assume that their pain reactions are quick and controlled. But during a pain experience, a person might completely focus on the pain or even hide symptoms. When it happens on a regular basis, people start to notice. It could be a change in facial expression, a pause or even a sound you make while in pain.

Productivity can be affected by repeated pain as well. Consider how many times you may stop or slow down in order to manage the pain, or how your work is affected. You may not want to admit that your quality of work has changed, but if you're not feeling 100%, your work isn't 100%.

By visiting a health clinic, you can stop or slow continuing pain before it gets worse. The hospital or emergency room visit may seem like a lot of spent time or money, but think of how much money and time can be saved if the pain is stopped or reduced.

It's an investment in feeling better, living better and working better. Treat it as a regular checkup or a physical if you'd rather keep your problems secret, but make sure that you have a professional's opinion on your pain. With the right information, you have the power to manage your pain before it gets worse.


4 December 2014

Staying in Great Health Requires Exercise

My parents taught me healthy eating habits and I played outside a lot as a kid. Once I was old enough to work, I got a job as a waiter at a restaurant and kept waiting tables throughout high school and college. After college, I got my very first desk job, and my health started declining. I soon realized that even though I had never stepped foot in a gym, I was living a sedentary lifestyle for the first time in my life. I wasn't getting exercise playing outside or running around at work, so I decided to commit to going to the gym. My health began to improve and I now greatly enjoy bodybuilding. I know many other people are in ill health and can't figure out why, so I decided to start a blog to share my health tips and inspire everyone improve their health!