Life can change in an instant. One moment you’re enjoying the summer breeze on the porch with a glass of iced tea. And the next you’re being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition. The good news is that, while living with a chronic disease can be overwhelming at times, It doesn’t have to get in the way of your life.
In fact, it’s perfectly possible to live a full, fulfilling life by making simple, sustainable changes to boost energy and longevity.
Half of all Americans don’t know the first thing about nutrition. But this group is some of the healthiest populations on earth. With lifestyle choices like a healthy diet and regular physical activity. They’re able to stay healthy and live a longer life. Research shows these basics can reduce premature death up to 60 per cent. With just a few lifestyle tweaks like eating better and moving more.
But, when you have multiple sclerosis (MS) you are likely to be living with chronic pain. And, finding ways to control your chronic pain can easily take first place in your daily to-do list. Following a paleo diet is one of the starting points for your chronic pain journey. And preparing your daily meals is a perfect distraction from the interminable pain.
Living with Chronic Pain
Here are five daily, easy ways to start the week with a bang:
Eating foods that trigger blood sugar spikes or spikes and crashes. Might be something you see on the label of your morning coffee or packaged granola. However, most of these sugar bombs have little-to-no nutritional value. This is because they’re rich in empty calories, which don’t provide any real energy to your body.
The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to no more than. 9 teaspoons for women and 6 teaspoons for men per day. (For reference, a standard slice of sugar-laden granola has about 22 teaspoons of sugar.) This portion can easily fit into a splurge breakfast or snack for about 30 calories.
Try One Morning Sweetener
Most people assume a morning meal is going to be all about jumping on the social media bandwagon, scrolling through photos of the latest brunch or packing a bowl of Lucky Charms. The truth is, you might be better off waking up earlier and savouring some sweet treats before a busy day of meetings. Research shows morning sweet foods can help boost alertness, support metabolism, regulate hormones and reduce stress. Sprinkling a few chunks of banana, berries, granola, fresh blueberries or dried apricots. On your yoghurt or cereal can help you feel satisfied without overeating at the office. (Or watching a ton of morning hours on Netflix). Research even shows eating a sweet breakfast can prevent cravings throughout the rest of your day.
Drink More Water
If you’re already teetotal, this one should be easy. Water is super hydrating and can trick your brain into thinking it’s still daytime. Blue and pink liquids that have more carbonation help you drop your body temperature more quickly. Which is important for staying energized while exercising and reducing fatigue after a night’s sleep. Research shows drinking water, even in small amounts, can help shift your body clock into regulate. Keeping a glass of water by your side one hour before a big event or meeting. Can give your body a much-needed boost.
Here are a few more ways you can enjoy your life without having to slip into a funk with a chronic condition.
Prevent the problem before it starts
As people get older, their risk of developing chronic health issues. Like diabetes, heart disease, heart attacks and all-cause mortality (the risk of dying from any cause) increase. As your risk of developing these illnesses increases, so does your need to pay attention to lifestyle changes. Among those lifestyle changes that can help lower your diabetes risk.
Using a blood pressure monitor regularly to see if your readings are increasing, especially after your meals and before bed. Doing so not only helps you make better food choices but can also help prevent future high blood pressure episodes. To track your blood pressure, log your blood pressure, medications, exercise. And see your numbers in the MyFitnessPal Myriad Cardiovascular Health & Risk Score feature.
Washing your car at least once per week to reduce the chance that bacteria growth on the engine. Will lead to future health issues, and prevent the development of a carotid artery blockage. Even if you’re not a smoker. Be sure to wipe down the windshield, as well as the entire car, after each wash.
Drinking less soda, as part of a weight-loss plan to help lower your risk for heart disease. Similar to regular soda, the added sugar in soda tends to spike your blood sugar. And lead to metabolic syndrome, which places more pressure on your heart.
Metabolise Exercise Aspects
As you age, your body gets less efficient at utilizing certain nutrients. That play an important role in your overall health. You’ve likely heard this mentioned as you get older. For example, your immune system becomes less efficient at fighting off infections. Your body begins to store extra fat within the belly rather than the hips. Snd the arteries in your legs begin to show signs of being stiffer.
Numerous studies have shown that when it comes to recovery after strength training. Older adults received less than those who were younger when it came to muscle synthesis. The reason for this loss of muscle is not a surefire cure for declining health. But it can improve cardiovascular fitness.
Log your Progress
Take a look at your workout logs to educate yourself and determine whether you’re just not training hard enough. Or, if you’re just not making progress like you want to. Try eliminating certain exercise disciplines, especially ones that require a lot of heavy lifting. Just getting adequate physical activity is one of the few things that can counteract ageing.
Thanks to technology, we’re all able to almost always access the information that is most important. Whether it’s for a sick friend or to call for an in-person emergency. And while technology has its place. We also need to do our part to keep ourselves up to date on what’s going on in our community. In fact, one new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that. In the midst of an outbreak, 84% of people with COVID-19 were checking their Facebook page.
As you can likely imagine, this phenomenon applies to mental health as well. But, what does Facebook actually have to do with our mental health? And, how can you continue to engage with both your loved ones and the folks you care about online. While still maintaining the ability to go to the gym and eat healthfully. As well as cope with the devastating effects of a global pandemic?
Let’s get the obvious questions out of the way first. What’s “broadband” and how does all this data transfer through it? Broadband is the fastest, most reliable form of communication available today. And more and more countries are establishing LTE networks devoted solely to powering businesses and residents with faster connections.
Research published in the journal Public Health Dynamics. Found that people live in fear of negative updates and comments. Which may be partially responsible for why people with higher job satisfaction. Are less likely to engage in social media, citing a lack of trust in strangers, negative news, and “untrustworthy entities”.
Broadband, capable of reaching population clusters of 2,500 people over a localized area. Offers a medium that offers a better variety of experiences. And offers individuals with diverse and fairly distributed views a way of going online.Conrad Hanlon, PhD, a professor of marketing at Boston College.
A Healthy Return
Cells without oxygen have an oxygen-peroxide dynamic that prevents the repair of damaged tissues in the body. This means that, when you’re faced with a serious health situation. Like cancer or heart attack. Organs might not be able to pump enough oxygen into the body for a viable response. As the patient’s oxygen supplies dwindle, they begin to bleed, ultimately leading to organ failure.