Jump Start a Fitness Program

Thu, Dec 11th, 2014 4:13:25 pm

Between work, home and personal responsibilities 24-hours can fill up fast. Finding a way to fit in fitness, something you may have tried before with varying degrees of success, seems like a daunting task and is often left undone. Never fear, a seamless approach to working in that must-do, is here.

Start small. That not only gets you moving without encroaching on other tasks but it boosts your emotional well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests a 30 minute brisk walk, as a way to meet the guidelines on improved health. And, according to the CDC, practically anything counts. Consider ten minutes a day at first and gradually increasing over time.

If even simple exercise is uncomfortable because of chronic pain, consider reliable sources to help mitigate the discomfort. Total Pain Solutions can work with your physician to formulate a custom solution for pain management. So if that has been your concern, there is no need to let it keep you on the couch any longer.

Yes, we all have our own physical fitness goals, so whether yours is to gain enough stamina to run a marathon, trot at the church 5k fundraiser, or walk the family dog without huffing and puffing, 30-minutes of meaningful movement can be a huge help in reaching them while improving your overall health.

So, come on! Snatch a few minutes from an otherwise busy day and get moving. It is one to-do item that you'll be glad to check off your list.


Six Steps That Help Manage Pain

Fri, May 18th, 2012 8:47:28 pm

  1. Develop a solid network. Find a physician that respects you are in pain and is willing to pursue education, options, and every available resource to assist you in finding a solution. Draw on your close friends and family to encourage and support you.

  2. Avoid becoming a "victim". Stay positive and empower yourself with education and resources.

  3. Remain active. Don't let pain stop you from living. Instead focus on therapies and pain reduction modalities to maximize your quality of life as much as possible.

  4. Look outward. By turning your attention to the community, friends and family, and even volunteer work, you will help to keep your mind off of your pain and create a positive focus.

  5. Accept your limits. There is no shame in asking for help when you need it. This not only includes assistance from friends and family, but also letting your physician know if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or trouble sleeping.

  6. Embrace a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough sleep, eating right, and avoiding lifestyle choices that can be harmful such as excessive alcohol or tobacco use can help you cope more effectively with your pain.