Most of us are fortunate, we get an ache or a pain, take a pain pill and voila, we are fine the next day. Now, just try to imagine that same pain, perhaps even intensified, and it’s there 24 hours of the day. No matter what type of pain pill you take, it’s never stops hurting and there is no relief. It’s hard to sleep because your body hurts. You can’t work out because either the pain is too bad, or, the pain after you work out is debilitating.
What can you do? As you work out less and less your muscles grow soft, you gain weight and you can become depressed. It’s a hard way to live your life. I have worked with people who are living with chronic illnesses and although it’s not the same kind of training I would typically offer for someone who is not suffering with chronic pain, it will still help them regain some strength and stamina.
For some people it’s gentle stretching and chair exercises. For others it’s morning walks in the park, where whenever they get tired or winded we can sit for a moment or two and just listen to the birds or if we are down at the ocean, we can watch the waves roll in.
Exercise doesn’t have to be something that pushes your limits to be effective, but it does have to be regular and varied to help you build strength in all of your different muscle groups.
If you would like to get moving again, and you could use some help with it, I am a Personal Trainer as well as a Massage Therapist. Give me a call and we can put together a package for you.