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The Simple Benefits Of Easing Chronic Pain With A Daily Walk

42164158 - family and dog having fun in the country in winterWhen you’re diagnosed with chronic pain, it can be overwhelming, to say the least. There will be so many suggestions and medications and lifestyle changes that you’ll have to consider as you deal with your autoimmune disease. But there are some simple things you can do to help with your chronic pain that won’t ultimately feel like they’re taking up your entire life.

One simple thing you can do every day to help with your chronic pain is to take a little walk. This doesn’t have to be a long walk. We don’t even need to measure it in miles or yards. Instead, it’s just a means for you to get out of your house and get some exercise.

Taking a walk can have great benefits for anyone, but can also be helpful for the mental and physical health of those who are dealing with serious, chronic illnesses. So as you’re deciding which treatments work for you, consider setting some time aside to take a little walk around your neighborhood. It may sound too ridiculously simple to even make a difference, but you may be surprised at just how much you really need that little walk every day.

These are some reasons that a simple walk every day can help you as you’re dealing with your chronic pain.

When you live with chronic pain, there are days where you’re just stuck in your head. It’s easy to feel stressed or depressed or just plain old ready to give up. Taking a simple walk can help you clear your mind and keep the feelings of isolation and desolation away. A short walk around your neighborhood can help you get your mind off of the things you’re anxious about. It can help you feel a little bit mentally clearer to tackle the rest of your day.

It will get you out of the house.

Sometimes being stuck inside your house all day can be an incredibly lonely experience. We all need some sunlight and fresh air in our day. Scheduling a short walk into your day can help you make sure that you make it outside of your house. A change of scenery can help you feel better and think a little bit clearer. You may not be able to change your chronic pain, but you can certainly change the place you’re at while you’re dealing with it.

You can walk with your kids, friends or significant other.

It’s often difficult to connect with others when you just want to be in bed, free of pain. A short walk every day can be a great time for your friends and family to join you and connect with you. Activities are a great time to connect with people. A daily walk is an activity that doesn’t have to take long or take up a lot of energy, but it’s still something that can be enjoyed be all people of all ages.

It’s good for your physical wellbeing.

Exercise can be beneficial to everyone, no matter what sort of health conditions they may be dealing with. Chronic pain may be difficult to have a serious workout regiment with, but you can certainly still have the time and energy for a short walk every day. The physical exercise will do wonders for your body, even if it may not be the most comfortable thing in the world.

A daily walk may not be possible for everyone every single day. As we all know, there will be days when the chronic pain simply doesn’t allow for it. And when the pain is too much, there’s no need to push it. But on your good days, we’d definitely recommend getting out of the house and enjoying a small walk through your town. A daily walk is a simple way to help your body as you’re navigating the world of having an autoimmune disease.

 

 

About the Author
Katie Cleary is founder of AutoimmuneMom.com.  She lives with her autoimmune conditions and her family in Austin, Texas.

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