Health

What to do if you have aches and pains in your body…

My job is very physically demanding and hard on the body. We lift human beings, and some a not light. If you do it wrong, you can get hurt. Sometimes they move when we are transferring them.

I have a family history of arthritis. I can have achy muscles and joints.

Here are a few things that I do for pain, and some things that you can do as well.

Disclosure: You should always consult your doctor, and not replace any advice with doctors.

I use a foot spa machine, that has bubbles, and I put epsom salt in it, and soak my feet, and let the machine do its work. I love it for my aching feet. I walk all day long. I walk on average 6 miles at work.

See here I am sitting and blogging as we speak, with my feet in the foot spa machine:

I also use insoles for my shoes. It makes a huge difference.

I have a massage chair. I bought it on Ebay, 5 years ago, for around $400. It helps a lot! I would imagine that I would be in a lot more pain without it!

I’m sure these neck, and foot massagers would be great, but I haven’t been able to buy them yet:

Soak your bones in the hot tub or in the bath at home with epsom salt! Heat opens up the blood vessels which brings more blood to the area, which relieves pain!

Brown and White Hot Tub

Eat a healthy diet. Junk food causes inflammation!

Healthy Food Selection with Vegetables on Chopping Board

Streching works wonders for pain! I use a stretch band for my legs and back, and I do some other stretches.

Young Woman in Sportswear Stretching at the Stadium

Lifting weights is great! It makes your muscles stronger and helps you avoid injury. Being active or doing cardio is helpful as well.

If need be, always consult your doctor if you have health problems before you start a new exercise.

Those are tips that I have to manage my pain from my job.

Hope these are helpful.

Thanks for reading.

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Fitness

Getting into shape and losing weight.

This is my attempt to getting in shape:

This is a mile hike, and it is steep! It get’s my heart rate up to 160 BPM, and is great cardio. I try to do this hike once a week. I am so busy. I got lazy with covid quarantine, and gained 30 pounds.

I’m very busy and find it difficult to find time for exercise.

How do you find the time to fit exercise into your schedual?

When I come home from work at night, I try to do some stretching exercises and weights, if I am not too tired.

That is one thing, I get really tired from working out. Too tired to want to go to work. Then I get worried about being tired at work. I probably just need to get used to it and suck it up!

Hiking is good for your mental health, for the cardiovascular system, it makes you stronger, and helps with osteoarthritis.