In stressful times it’s all too easy to hold tension in your body. Holding tension in your body can translate to little aches and pains which can all too easily progress from irritating to debilitating. If you become aware of the stress and tension in your body and take steps to alleviate it, you can see an immediate and lasting reduction in your everyday aches and pains.
Whether you’re suffering from back pain in New York or neck pain Bradenton FL, experts across the world will suggest meditation to help with your muscle pain, joint pain and even migraines. Meditation encourages you to notice the tension that has become background noise in your life, and walks you through the process of letting go of that tension, which in turn relaxes your muscles and reduces your pain.
If you suffer from persistent aches that are worst in the morning, your mattress may be to blame. A mattress that is too soft or too hard can cause stiffness and aches in your back, neck, shoulders and even your hips. Changing your mattress, pillows or mattress pad can help reduce aches and tension that crops up overnight.
Another piece of advice you’re sure to hear is to exercise and stretch more. In the short term, exercise will cause some soreness and even some tension, but in the long term better muscle tone will help with your aches and pains, especially back pain. It is a little counterintuitive, but sometimes the best way to release tension in a muscle is by working it.
Holding stress in your body creates small aches and pains. Those small aches and pains quickly become background noise but if you aren’t careful they can become debilitating. Take steps now to reduce the amount of tension you hold in your body and see long term benefits all day long.