Health & Medical Disability

When Knitting Hurts, When Hobbies Hurt

Imagine enjoying your favorite activity without feeling tired or pain from overdoing it. While this might not apply for extreme sports, there are ways to set up more ideal circumstances for enjoying ones favorite things.
The first way is to learn to stretch: sounds like PE in high school, doesn't it? What I am suggesting is different since it only involves two seconds of stretching. This gently increases circulation and oxygen into the cells, while offering a gentle stretch to those overused muscles. And we're only going to do 6 repetitions too, although one can do these more than once per day.
Most of our hobbies, from kitting to golf, involve our upper body movements to go forward. This contributes to rounded shoulders and less chest capacity for the lungs and heart.
One successful stretch is to stand facing a corner (about 18 inches away) with one hand on each wall. Lean the upper body into the corner so it feels as if the shoulder bladders are almost going to touch in the back. Exhale as you extend your body into the corner, hold it for two seconds, and inhale as you relax back into an upright position. Repeat this 5 more times.
Taking a few seconds to stretch allows the body to infuse the cells of our strained and often overused muscles with fresh oxygen, nutrients and blood. Of course there are many ways to stretch, some of which I demonstrate on Join me for just of moment of laughter.
Whether one is active or inactive, thinking like a cat who stretches every time they awaken, and you'll enjoy more flexibility too. Let's enjoy our hobbies today and ensure our ability to delight in them for a lifetime.

When Knitting Hurts

Often times when one begins a journey, we don't even know it has begun. This has been my experience in the natural health field. As a child, I had very negative reactions to medicines and vaccinations, struggled with allergies and the treatments.

As a young adult in my 20s, I was active in competitive sports and suffered a few injuries that were painful. Seeking to find help began my journey into a common sense approach of natural remedies and therapeutic massage. It didn't make sense to cover my pain with a pill especially when that would possibly be forever. I wanted to resolve the underlying problem whether it was injury, stress or inherent weakness.

However, the crucial moment came in 1999 when I was in an automobile collision on the Interstate during rush hour traffic. Most of us stopped, but one guy, 3 cars back didn't and 6 cars total were stacked up.

My left foot must have been on the tire well of the driver's side of my car during the impact. The pain in my foot, knee, hip and low back was intense. While no damage was apparent on X-rays, the pain persisted. I turned to my friends and colleagues in holistic care that included osteopathy, acupuncture, prolotherapy, prolo-zone therapy, magnets, Bowen work and stretching.

Everything helped to some degree and then I found the LaserTouchOne. With this tool, I could self- manage the pain even better; relief was possible in just two minutes.

I don't know about you, but when I'm in pain, I want help now! Not tomorrow, not next week, but now!

This has led me to have empathy for others. When someone calls and I hear the pain in their voice, the struggles they've had, my heart opens. I remember the sleepless nights, the shooting pains, and the all-encompassing feeling that pain runs and ruins a life.

For over three decades, I have studied natural techniques, remedies, and the application of tools to help relieve and resolve pain. One of my greatest joys is helping others to feel vibrant and alive. This includes being empowered with knowledge and ability to help his or herself most of the time. When one knows what to do and how to do it, they can seek the help of a professional only when it is warranted.

May you be blessed with an understanding of the contents of my eBook and find greater wellness to enjoy your life's journey.

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