4. Look At Your Diet
Yup, the good ol’ diet. Are you eating foods that are going to exacerbate your inflammation and pain, or are you going to eat foods that’s can help not only your muscles, but also your heart, brain, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and so forth? Green leafy vegetables, warm cooked meals, less greasy foods, and room temperature water to help promote the circulation of your qi (there’s more information about Chinese Medicine health and nutrition on this site and across the web).
5. Go Do Some Yoga, Tai Chi or Martial Arts
There is a big reason why more people are incorporating these exercises into their health regimen, and it’s because these exercises build up your body instead of breaking it down. There are many athletes who retire young because their bodies are broken down from all the grueling exercises and stress put on the system. However, exercises such as Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, Yoga, and martial arts help to promote your qi circulation, increase vitality and longevity, promote mental clarity, improve flexibility, balance, and can create a more harmonious relationship with yourself, your family, your friends, and community. So go sign up for a local class today and benefit tomorrow…………………..what are you waiting for?!?!?!!
Pain Free With Effort
Hopefully this has provided you with some insights into your quest to rid yourself of back pain. Remember there is no one time cure all pill, and it will take effort on your part to make sure that your body stays pain free. Besides, have fun doing it…life is too short to worry about pain!
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