A New Form of Pain Management?
- Mar 27, 2015
- Dr. Asa Andrew
When we exercise we produce some powerful chemicals known as endorphins that can make us feel amazing. Ever heard of a runners high? Research tells us now that regular exercise can boost our mood and ward off depression and anxiety. These endorphins act as an analgesic similar to the effects of morphine. That is why after a great walk or run, many people have that feeling of euphoria. The great news is that usually all types of exercise can produce this result. The effects of most types of exercise on the neurotransmitters of serotonin and dopamine have shown in numerous studies to improve mood and boost daily productivity. Consider adding exercise to your daily routine. If you are feeling anxious or depressed, take a walk instead of the doughnut and see if you don’t feel better and can create new healthy habits to improve your health and your life.
Here are some basic tips to increase your exercise and help the pain:
Swimming is a great way to move the and go easy on the joints.
Jumping on a mini trampoline can help support the joint and pump the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins and increase blood flow.
Walking daily can be a great therapeutic way to thrive. Especially if you are prone to debilitating arthritis. Studies have shown that just walking can improve joint mobility.
This is an amazing exercise to perform for supporting healthy joints, and reducing pain and inflammation to the connective tissue. Yoga provides a great support for the core and increases overall balance.
5. Tai Chi
Another great source from eastern medicine. Tai chi has been used for centuries as a master training tool for the body. Consider getting into a class and watching the amazing benefits and how it can support your health
*Exercise is Medicine is a campaign of the American College of Sports Medicine for health care professionals to encourage exercise for improving overall health.