If you were to look in your medicine cabinet, you probably have Tylenol, Advil, aspirin and maybe even some other pain relieving medications. When something hurts it seems like our first instinct is to reach for any one of these medications. And if it hurts badly enough, we take a trip to our doctor to prescribe something a little stronger. Unfortunately, this sort of behavior has contributed, directly in some cases, to the opioid and heroin problems we see daily in New Hampshire.
So what can you do if you have pain? Are there alternatives to taking medications? Is there a way to prevent these aches and pains in the first place? Follow the instructions below for what else you can do to help yourself rather than relying on medications. And keep in mind that you’re better off trying to prevent pain than waiting to treat it.
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December and January are usually synonymous with an abundance of eating, a lack of exercise, and the flu. We want to encourage you to start this New Year on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on weight and feeling ill. It’s almost as if we’ve come to accept that we are going to put on 10 pounds during each holiday season. (Believe it or not, weight gain and illness are linked. The worse the food you eat, the more likely you are to gain weight. This rich, sweet food also inflames your body; thereby restricting you immune system from fending off real threats: viruses. (But more on that in our next blog ☺)
Celebration doesn’t have to mean gluttonous eating, or deprivation for that matter. It’s time to bring the focus back to the purpose of the holiday. Enjoy your friends and family, the time off and the traditions of the holidays.
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