Additional benefits of losing weight can help you to regain the joy of movement and an improved quality of life. Losing weight can mean returning to activities that you miss out on. It can also improve other health markers, such as energy levels, physical mobility, general mood and self-confidence.
Some research suggests nutrition and diet can help with management of pain relief. There is an increasing amount of research aimed at finding out if there are any foods that help with reducing inflammation (potentially reducing pain!).
Back pain, joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis are all affected by what we eat. Consult your healthcare professional and dietitian for a holistic management of these conditions, in many cases they might recommend prescribed medicines, physiotherapy, psychologic support with behavioural changes, and specific food restrictions or advice. Please always read the label of any medicines and pain management products prior to use.
If you experience hip pain, ankle pain, or knee pain, you may have osteoarthritis and it’s best to make an appointment with your doctor for a diagnosis in order to find out more about these symptoms. Weight management can prove quite helpful in this case. Losing even just a few kilograms can significantly reduce knee pain, for instance.
Weight management tips
If you’re interested in the weight management route for pain relief, the reccomended next step is learning how you can start to lose weight.
The compounds found in food can have a profound effect on our bodies. When it comes to pain relief, sometimes it’s not merely about losing weight but how we lose weight, that makes the most impact.
Without further ado, here are our weight management tips geared toward pain relief. Keep them posted on your fridge. Write them in your journal. Take them into account when you’re planning your grocery shopping list.