Tension aches and headaches are a big problem for many people, and they can interrupt life on a daily or weekly basis. Most people just take an over-the-counter pain relief medication to treat the aches and pains, but this is merely treating the pain, while eradicating the problem will take some deeper treatment. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers regularly on a long-term basis can have harmful side-effects to your digestive system. Here are a few remedies that can help eradicate muscle tension and headaches, when done proactively and over the course of time.
The MELT Method
The MELT Method is a low-impact exercise method that can offer lower back pain relief and joint pain relief. Joint pain and lower back pain can compound to cause tension headaches and general aches. It is a proactive approach to pain relief that will gradually reduce the pain you experience, when you do it regularly. The MELT Method brings balance back to your body by helping rehydrate connective tissue, enhancing body awareness, and decreasing stuck stress that builds up in your body during daily life.
Eating Well – and On Time
When your body is hungry, tension headaches are often a side-effect. Your body goes into survival mode when it doesn’t have enough food, and before you know it, all the muscles in your body are tense. If you already need neck pain relief due to muscle tension, hunger will only compound the problem and lead to severe headaches that can interrupt your daily rhythms. Keep some healthy snacks with you at all times, and eat small meals frequently throughout the day. Keeping your blood sugar balanced will also help you feel better throughout the day. Drink plenty of water as well.
For those of us who work desk jobs, sitting can take its toll and cause painful muscle tension and headaches. No matter how close your deadlines are or how focused your project is, it’s important to get up and walk around every 20-30 minutes. Walk to the printer, get up to get some water or a snack, or just stand and stretch. If you struggle to get out of the work zone long enough to remember to get up, just keep a large glass of water at your desk at all times. Drinking lots of water throughout the day will force you to have to get up to use the restroom.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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