WHAT IS GOOD PAIN AND BAD PAIN AND HOW SHOULD WE DEAL WITH IT?..

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When the skies are grey and it’s damp and cold outside we can feel down in the dumps even without any pain but for people who suffer chronic pain the dull outside can reflect on the inside and make pain feel worse.

So, to stop the pain from getting the better of you, you need to think of some reasons why the pain you are in is actually an acceptable pain because you will benefit from it in some way. Pain is actually a necessary part of happiness and research has actually shown that it can in fact lead to pleasure in several ways.

A few easy reasons why pain can actually help you recognise pleasure, are that it can form social bonds, it can give you permission to treat or reward yourself, it shows that experiencing relief from pain not only increases our feelings of happiness, but also reduces our feelings…

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BPB ALERT – TINNITUS AWARENESS WEKK 3rd-9th FEBRUARY…

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I recently wrote an article on Ear Problems & Fibromyalgia with sufferers clearly suffering from Tinnitus so this week’s awareness of the condition may help someone struggling with Tinnitus.

This Tinnitus Week (1-7 February), Tinnitus UK are campaigning to make sure that everyone with tinnitus gets the right information, from the right place, at the right time.

Sadly, they know that a negative start to your tinnitus journey can have a serious impact on how you manage your tinnitus and your mental health. From being told to just learn to live with it by a medical professional to reading incorrect and potentially harmful information online.

They know that this is not the case for everyone, but they want to make sure that it is not the case for anyone.

Keep up to date by following Tinnitus UK on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR BODY A GOOD STRETCH…

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We are all feeling cooped up at the moment, myself included, and with the awful weather we have had of late, it means many of us are not even getting out for a daily walks.

But stretching your body can be just as useful to your health. Stretching correctly helps keep muscles flexible and strong, which then helps improve joint mobility, posture and balance.

Everyone knows that stretching after exercise is essential for you and it also helps to increase circulation and workout recovery but it can help with many other things as well. Here are 10 great reasons to give your body a daily stretch.

  1. Stretching keeps you flexible, it keeps your muscles supple and strong which has a knock on effect at keeping your joints fully mobile.
  2. Stretching is great for your posture and can release those tight muscles you get from poor posture.
  3. Stretching is good for…

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NATIONAL MASSAGE DAY & PRO-TOUCH AWARENESS MONTH…

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Facebook, Lizzie Badger said in these, yes, “unprecedented times”, many people have been asking if this years’ event will still happen – what with our strapline being “Join The Hands-on Revolution!” – gosh, nothing could seem further from the truth.

However, the challenges of the times we’re in have revealed a more pressing demand for a different but essential need –human connection.

The focus has therefore shifted from National Massage Day to Pro-Touch Awareness Month this year – namely – how we can touch the lives of others when physical touch is no longer possible.

We’ve seen how the heroic efforts of Sir Captain Tom have touched the hearts of the Nation – and yet so many other acts of day to day kindness and support are happening and are also available on-line. Their impact and ripple effect I believe are equally as valuable.

The month of October…

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