Patients who do extremely well managing, and ultimately defeating chronic pain keep tight schedules.
One of the things we find in our practices with patients who do extremely well managing, and ultimately defeating chronic pain, is that they tend to keep tight schedules.
With patients that do the best we find there is scheduled physical activity every day, yes even patients recovering from neuropathy, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and yes even more serious illnesses.
Now I’m not saying this is easy.
In fact, it may be one the most challenging things you do.
But it could also be one of the most rewarding.
The reason for this is our bodies work on set schedules.
Did you know that even such things like body temperature, alertness, etc. all run on internal schedules and cycles?
This also helps explain why those who schedule things such as meals, physical activity, self treatment with your self care and clinic care do far better!
Otherwise, especially in this modern world the tendency is to drift aimlessly.
And yes, even things such as our computers, social groups, and social media can wind up being distractions using a vast majority of our time.
Unfortunately, this tends to happen more not less as we get older, retire, become disabled or move away from daily structure.
The bottom line is it is not healthy.
So here’s where I recommend begin today. Start by outlining what an ideal date looks like for you.
What time do you get up? What do you have for breakfast that makes you feel the best?
Most of our neuropathy and chronic pain patients find that adhering to the NeuropathyDR diet and eating schedule goes along way towards keeping them productive.
This is because the NeuropathyDR diet will allow you to maintain more even blood sugars and thus your energy level and mental alertness.
Next, regardless of your fitness or illness level some type of scheduled physical activity is critical.
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