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5 Ways to Minimize Pain in Your Everyday Life

By Brandi Goodman

So much of what we do each day leads to unwanted tension and discomfort. You may not even realize it until well after the pain has set in and begun nagging at you. By being a little more conscientious and keeping some tips in mind, you can minimize some of the pain in your everyday life and experience improved well-being.

Stretch!

Too few people actually take the time to stretch like they should. Maybe you fit it in before an actual workout, but are you stretching before you get up in the morning? Do you stretch out your joints after every shopping trip? Any activity we do should be preceded by and followed with a bout of stretching. It can minimize pain and injuries.

Limit Phone Use

The constant use of phones now so prevalent in today's world has done some serious harm. Too much time is spent looking down at the phone screen. This puts significant strain on the neck and shoulders. Limit your phone use if you hope to restore your posture and prevent pain in this area.

Choose Healthier Foods

The foods you eat play a major role in how you feel. Consume nothing but processed junk and large servings of sugar and fat and you're bound to experience inflammation, bloating, and discomfort. Choose healthier foods, such as vegetables and fruits, and get energized for your day. 

Make Time to Relax

Always being on the go and doing too much at once can bring on pain quickly. You need to make time to relax and give your body the break it needs. Schedule it into your calendar if you need to, but always find even a short amount of time each day for yourself.

Listen to Positive and Uplifting Music

Distraction sometimes works when you're experiencing pain. Listen to some positive, uplifting music that helps you feel good. You can try to focus on the good feelings the songs promote rather than the pain you've been experiencing. Avoid listening to songs about pain and loneliness. These are more likely to make you feel your symptoms.

Daily pain shouldn't be the norm. Keep these tips in mind to help prevent unnecessary discomfort and improve your well-being. You can also visit one of the more than 500 Joint Chiropractic locations to get an adjustment and get joint restrictions corrected.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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