Scheduled physical activity every day can improve neuropathy and other chronic pain. Also, people who tend to keep tight schedules often do well managing and ultimately defeating chronic pain. Here is some information on how a consistent daily schedule can help in managing your neuropathy or chronic pain symptoms.
Why a Daily Schedule Helps
Scheduled physical activity daily can help people recovering from conditions like neuropathy. It can also help those suffering from fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis and other illnesses. It may be one of the most challenging things you do. But it could also be one of the most rewarding.
The reason is that our bodies work on set schedules. Did you know that even such things like body temperature and alertness run on internal schedules and cycles? This helps explain why those who schedule meals, physical activity, self-treatment with home care and clinic care do better.
Watch out for distractions
When we are in pain we tend to drift aimlessly. Often our computers and social media can wind up being distractions. And end up taking the majority of our time.This often happens more as we get older, retire, become disabled or move away from a daily structured routine. The bottom line is it is not healthy.
So get yourself on track to a healthier schedule. Start by outlining what an ideal day looks like for you.
Setting Up A Daily Schedule:
Start at the beginning: What time do you get up? When do you eat breakfast and what do you eat that makes you feel best? It will probably help to write this down in the beginning. Outline your best day.
Many neuropathy and chronic pain patients find that adhering to the NeuropathyDr diet and eating schedule goes a long way towards keeping them productive. This is because the NeuropathyDr diet helps maintain more even blood sugars. This leads to better energy levels and mental alertness.
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Add Gentle Activities to your schedule
Next regardless of your fitness or illness level, some type of scheduled physical activity is critical. Water aerobics, Tai Chi, yoga, gentle walking or our special Foundation training exercises, whatever type of exercise works best for your personal fitness level should be included.
Also, be sure to schedule your self care time. This can be either here at the office or at home with your neurostimulator or other device. You could even add a guided meditation or other meditation time while using your neurostimulator.
Include meal and snack times and bed time
Schedule your best times for snacks, lunches and supper/dinner.
Then be sure to be regular with your bed time as much as possible.
Try this for a couple weeks and see how much improvement you can get for your energy and health.
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