select

start living right

Motivation

  • Three Things You Can Do at Home to Reduce Chronic Pain

    Written by guest author Jackie Waters   Living with chronic pain means that every little thing becomes more difficult. Between pain flare-ups and dips in energy, it can be challenging to keep up with the demands of everyday life. And for many chron...
  • Get your dream body at Start Living Right Gym

    Written by guest author Talar Demirdjian At Start Living Right, our fitness gym in Lebanon, we believe that better fitness should be within reach for everyone in the country. So, we’ve created an environment that’s friendly, supportive and motivati...
  • How to Stay Motivated And Reach Your Goals

    One of the main reasons why people never reach their fitness goals is because they give up too easily and stop following their diet or exercise programs. It is very easy to lose motivation and quickly return back to old lifestyle habits.  Here are a ...
  • How to Keep Active While You Are at Work

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Sometimes you are just so busy that it can be really difficult to fit in some time to go to the gym. For example, your boss wants you stay late, your mother expects you to help her out with some chores, you mig...
  • How to Choose a Suitable Gym

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Are you looking to join a gym and start your new healthy lifestyle? Below are some tips to guide you and help you narrow down your search. Proximity The first step is look for a gym that is near your home or ...
  • How to Feel More Energized

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff Are you one of those people that gets tried quite easily? Perhaps there’s no apparent reason why your energy levels are low. Don’t worry, you can easily feel reenergized! Just follow the below tips that can boo...
  • Train Your Mind to Think Positively

    Written by guest author N.P.Burggraaff It can be extremely difficult to stick to your goals, especially if they are challenging and require a lot of dedication. Here are some tips to help you stick through till the end! Think positivity The first ...
  • Overcome Your Fear of Going to the Gym

    Have you ever felt shy or embarrassed to join a gym? Perhaps you are already a member of a gym but don’t have the courage to go. Many beginners feel ashamed of their bodies or intimidated by the regulars who are much fitter than them. Here are some t...
  • Overcome your excuses

    by Startlivingright.net – No excuses allowed for not going to the gym. You will get to love exercising, you can be fit if you want, and there is always time for gym. T...
  • Motivate Yourself To Go To The Gym

    by Startlivingright.net – We offer you many tips to keep your motivation to go to the gym and spend time on exercising and hard beneficial workouts.     Many people pursuing a fitness goal in Lebanon find it extremely difficult to stay moti...
  • How To Track Your Fat Loss

    by Startlivingright.net – Track your fat loss progress by applying body fat testing. Never obsess with your weight on the scale as a means of your progress.   When we...
  • Maintain Your Weight

    by Startlivingright.net – Once you reached your target weight, the next mission to accomplish is to Maintain Your Weight. Take a look and those tips and habits. ...
  • How to Make the Most of Yourself

    by Startlivingright.net – You are fully responsible for making the most out of what nature has given you. Keep a healthy lifestyle and keep exercising. When it comes...
  • Tips To Stay Motivated

    by Startlivingright.net – In order to keep you motivation, never compare yourself to anyone, accept failure and know that it isn’t easy and it takes time.     When it comes to staying positive and consistently focused on achieving your goal...
  • Transform your Body Image

    by Transform your Body Image by believing in yourself and sticking to your fitness program and your gym training sessions. Are you someone who frequently starts a ne...
  • What to do when you Accomplish a Goal

    by Startlivingright.net – When you finally accomplish a certain goal, reward yourself. Treat yourself, appreciate the results and inspire and keep challenging yourself. ...
  • Body Transformation Program

    by Startlivingright.net – Getting started on a Body Transformation Program will require you create a meals plan, cook in bulk and exercise.     When it comes to successfully adhering to your body transformation program, it is essential to p...
  • Healthy Lifestyle

    by Startlivingright.net – In order to commit to a healthy lifestyle, one should overcome the peer pressure, the emotional attachment and the bad unhealthy habits. When...
  • How To Set Clear Goals

    by Startlivingright.net – Set clear goals for your journey. What do you want? Why do you want it and what will you do to get it? Commit and be specific.     When it comes to successful body transformation programs, setting clear and specifi...
  • Body Types and Frames

    by Before setting goals and plans, you should understand your body’s genetic type and frame to know exactly what to eat and what to exercise.  When it comes to burni...
  • A Suitable Diet & Training Program

    by Startlivingright.net – When choosing a suitable diet and training program, be logic. Do not put a program that is too good to be true for the long term.     When it comes to choosing an appropriate fat loss or muscle gaining program, it ...
  • Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

    by Startlivingright.net – Healthy lifestyle has got more than one benefit. Self-confidence, happiness, improved social relationships and mental health are few of them. ...
  • Getting rid of Cravings

    by Startlivingright.net – Craving are temptations that try to make you cheat on your diet. Get rid of them and do never consider it as a sacrifice One of the biggest ...
  • Fat Loss Plateau

    by Startlivingright.net – When sure you are in a fat loss plateau, break it off by increasing the duration, intensity and frequency of your cardio workouts. When it co...
  • Beat Emotional Eating

    by Startlivingright.net – When you are stressed you usually go for emotional eating. The problem is that junk food will make you feel worse than you already do One...

Three things you can do at home to reduce chronic pain

Written by guest author Jackie Waters

 

Living with chronic pain means that every little thing becomes more difficult. Between pain flare-ups and dips in energy, it can be challenging to keep up with the demands of everyday life. And for many chronic pain sufferers, medical intervention isn’t enough — they need to take pain management into their own hands, too. Here are three things you can do at home to improve your life with chronic pain.

Overhaul Your Diet

A healthy diet is an important part of managing chronic pain. While there’s no cure-all diet for chronic pain sufferers, there’s evidence that some foods can fight inflammation linked to chronic pain. Eating a diet rich in whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and lean meat promotes health, while processed foods, sugar, and red meat may contribute to inflammation and reduce energy levels. Eating well can also help shed excess pounds that are contributing to your symptoms.

 

If the time involved in shopping and meal planning stops you from eating as well as you should, consider signing up for a meal delivery service. These services deliver fresh food right to your door, along with instructions on how to prepare recipes with the ingredients you receive. You can even find meal delivery services that cater to dietary restrictions. If meal delivery is out of your budget, getting your groceries delivered saves you time and pain as you can order from the comfort of your home.

Exercise at Home

Even though a sedentary lifestyle aggravates chronic pain, most people living with an illness don’t get enough exercise. Signing up for a gym membership or fitness classes can be intimidating, especially when you don’t know if you’ll be able to keep up. But opting out of exercise entirely isn’t the solution.

 

Instead, start exercising at home to improve your health. There’s a lot you can do at home, even without any special fitness equipment. Starting and ending your day with a 30-minute walk around the neighborhood costs nothing but is great for your mental and physical health. Bodyweight fitness is an excellent way to build strength and you can tailor a routine to any skill level. Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise that increases flexibility and promotes mindfulness, and all you need to get started is a yoga mat and free instructional videos.

Streamline Housekeeping

When simply standing causes discomfort, cleaning house becomes a huge challenge for chronic pain sufferers. Reduce the cleaning burden by turning to appliances that offer convenience, such as dishwashers, vacuuming robots, and all-in-one washer and dryer combinations. Equipping your home with Smart technology lets you control everything from your thermostat to your door locks with the touch of a button, reducing how often you need to walk across the house for a quick task.

 

Helpful as they may be, high-tech appliances and gadgets aren’t in everyone’s budget. However, there are other ways to simplify hour housekeeping regimen. Cleaning in short, daily bursts is easier for chronic pain sufferers than hours-long cleaning sessions, and there are simple, affordable cleaning products that can make everyday tasks easier. Look for products like electrostatic dusting cloths, disinfectant wipes, and Swiffer floor cleaners that offer convenience in a lightweight package.

 

If managing your home still proves to be too much, housekeeping services are a wonderful tool for keeping your home comfortable while minimizing your personal workload. While you’ll need to find room in your budget for professional cleaning services, you can tailor the frequency of visits to reach a cost that works for you.

 

When you live with chronic pain, good days and bad days are a fact of life. On the good days, do your best to structure your lifestyle in a way that minimizes your pain at home. And when the bad days hit, don’t feel guilty if you can’t always keep up. Living with chronic pain means taking life one day at a time, giving your best while understanding that your “best” doesn’t mean the same thing every day.

Leave a Comment