Anyone who suffers from chronic pain can attest that getting a good work out can be a difficult feat to accomplish. Pain that takes over joints and muscles that are commonly active while exercising makes it seem almost impossible to even work out at all—but, it is important to include some sort of exercise in your life in order to maintain a healthy body, and to keep chronic pain at bay as much as possible.
Here are some light and easy workouts you can incorporate into your daily and weekly life to keep your body at a comfortable level.
Whether you are casually walking around the house throughout the day, or taking small walks around the neighborhood, just a little bit of this exercise daily can go a long way to help your pain.
In affective way to do this exercise would be to spread it apart into intervals throughout your day. Turn a 30-minute exercise into three 10-minute exercises to get the same amount of work, without it feeling as long.
While this may sound frightening to most chronic pain sufferers, it doesn’t exactly mean lifting heavy weights multiple times in a row. Just simply lifting a 1 pound weight can help strengthen your muscles which is important for healthy growth. A good exercise would be to incorporate light weights while walking to kill two birds with one stone!
Not only does yoga stretch and relax your muscles, it also relaxes your mind. Exercising both the body and mind is an effective force in relieving everyday chronic pain.
While there are many more exercises you can do, there are many activities you do daily that may already be helping. Just by completing everyday tasks, such as cleaning, gardening, and playing with your kids, has been proven to be just as effective in reducing chronic pain symptoms.
Don’t let the pain take over, take the necessary steps today to win the fight over chronic pain!
This blog is written for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for actual medical treatment. Please contact the APM Augusta office to schedule an appointment if you are in need of medical care.