It may seem counterintuitive, but the remedy for many causes of pain is to exercise. Except for a few forms of arthritis, the standard recommendation is to keep the affected joints moving. Strenuous or high impact exercises can lead to injury and even more pain, but light exercises increase blood flow and aid in healing, maintaining joint function and preventing loss of valuable muscle. Here are seven exercises that can help reduce chronic pain.
Five key nutrients your diet may be lacking
Your doctor and your mom agree: You need a diet with sufficient iron, calcium and fiber. And if you’re paying attention to your health, you’re probably watching your intake of all three. But how about other dietary superstars like magnesium? The little-heralded mineral is actually important for every organ in your body, yet almost one-half of Americans don’t get enough of it each day.