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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

I have been writing posts for this blog on a regular basis for about 6 months now. At this point, the same theme seems to echo from everything I write about.  Today's post is going to focus on prevention, rather than treatment, of chronic pain.

The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.


As I thought about this post, I remembered that I discussed all these healthy lifestyle changes as an approach to treating a chronic pain problem. However, I have never discussed a preventive  approach to chronic pain conditions.

 I remembered the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

So, what can a person who is relatively healthy and has not problems with chronic pain do
to stay ahead of the game? If the truth be told, most of us will suffer some kind of pain in our lifetime; it is not 100% preventable.  That being said, it can be minimized!  A good prevention program is much the same as all I have discussed in past posts...

  • Try to get a sufficient amount of sleep every day.  
  • Alternate rest and activity throughout the day.
  • Treat health problems while they are in their early stages.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol.
  • Make efforts to keep stress level in your life at a low level.
  • Strive to eat a healthy, well balanced diet.
Sources: WebMD
               Wikipedia

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