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When thinking about your health and any problems you’re having, it’s far too easy nowadays to just pop a pill and be done with the pain or irritation rather than actually fixing the cause of the issue. Taking too many tablets isn’t good for you anyway, and it’s not good to become dependent on them either. While some things do require taking pills, of course, there are other things you can do to help you with your ailments:
Going For Regular Massages
If you’re suffering from a bad back or neck pain, then your doctor might advise you to go for a massage anyway, but it can help for other things too. Studies show that massages are an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. They can also help if you’re suffering from anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries and temporomandibular joint pain. It’s also just a nice thing to do to go for a massage; it’s good to take some time out for yourself and relax.
Taking Dietary Supplements
Rather than taking drugs, you could take a multivitamin supplement, for example, Calcium and Vitamin D are proven to aid in bone health, Folic Acid is proven to reduce birth defects, B Vitamins are proven to increase energy and aid in neurological functions, Magnesium is proven to relax the body, antioxidants are proven to prevent certain cancers, and both Vitamin C and Zinc are proven to increase immune function. Medical Marijuana has proven to be effective for both treating and preventing anxiety as well as PTSD, and this can be got from certain dispensaries.
Changing Your Diet
Many health issues can be helped by changing your diet to something considered ‘healthier’. Changing your diet can result in weight loss, which has all sorts of health benefits, reduced cancer risk, diabetes management, heart health and stroke prevention. Strong bones and teeth, improved mood, better memory, improved gut health and better sleep.
A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colours, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. It also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar. However, if you have a specific medical problem, then there might be a particular diet that you should follow or a particular food group you need to cut out, so it’s best to do your research and find out.
Exercising regularly has proven to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you live longer. Being more active can improve your mood and decrease feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. It also helps with weight loss and helps you maintain your muscle mass and weight loss. Engaging in regular exercise can also increase your energy levels, improve blood flow to the brain and promote brain health and memory. It can help with relaxation and sleep quality.