How To Deal With Aches And Pains When You’re Busy
Busy business women know that pains can creep up at any time, but you have to do what you can to keep working through them. If you let pain get in the way you could lose money, lose a contract, or lose days of work/research. That’s why it is important to know how to avoid aches and pains, and how to quickly deal with them when they do creep up on you.
Your pains could come on from working too hard, working out too hard after work, or any other number of injuries or causes. One important thing to do is to keep a first aid kit in your desk and in your vehicle at all times, that contains things like hot/cold pads for pain relief, Ibuprofen or another painkiller/fever reducer, and some ace bandages. Here are some other things you want to have or do for quick pain relief.
Use The Right Pain Relief
One of the most important steps in pain relief is to know what will help the pain you’re in. If your carpal tunnel is acting up too much from typing putting on a wrist brace may help more than popping some pills. However, if you’ve overdone it and a migraine is coming on, you will want to go to the pills first and see if you can stave it off.
For some pains, internal relief will be better, and for others, you’ll want external relief. It also helps to know what’s causing your pain and dealing with the cause first.
Practice Good Posture
One cause of pain for many busy business women is bad posture. If you’re sitting hunched over a desk eight hours a day you’re bound to get plenty of neck and back pain. Before you start living on a cocktail of painkillers, consider working on your posture.
Start doing yoga on a daily basis. Visit a chiropractor on a regular schedule. Also, invest in a more ergonomic chair and/or desk, meant to help with bettering your posture.
Get Up And Move
Staying more active can help you deal with pain, and sometimes even avoid it all together. Yoga is a great workout for people wanting to get more balanced and get better posture, but it also keeps you stretched out so you get less pain.
If you sit a lot for work, take some time to get up and get moving every hour or so. It will help get the blood flowing again and get rid of the aches from sitting so much. Do some stretches as well. This can help loosen tight muscles.
Pain doesn’t have to be a normal part of your workday. Do what you can to avoid it and you’ll find yourself happier and more productive.