Giving Your Self-Control A Workout Too
Dr. Howard Liss treats disorders that cause pain and disability by providing consultative services and soft tissue and joint injections when needed. When medically appropriate, he makes specific referrals for diagnostic testing (lab work, imaging, electrodiagnosis), physical and occupational therapy, interventional procedures (epidurals and facet joint injections), and surgery.
At Howard Liss, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute, we encourage all of our patients to engage in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, abilities and interests. Getting a good workout in for your body is important for your total well-being. WebMD shares good exercises for your health. They recommend a well-rounded exercise program that will help you “move better, stay flexible, get stronger, and resist depression.”
Exercising your body can help aid in injury and pain prevention as well. A strong and healthy body has the ability to not get injured as easily. There is another aspect of exercise that often is overlooked. Exercising self-control is a workout for your mind and will.
You may think of self-control being about managing your diet. A healthy diet is definitely a large part of maintaining your health. However, self-control also is a management of your attitude.
This figurative agreeing handshake between your desires and your will can manifest itself through:
- Choosing positive wise words (self talk).
- Maintaining a healthy exercise, sleep, work and eating schedule.
- The ability to control your reactions.
- Acknowledging your body’s “wants” and choosing its needs in every situation.
- A submission of your desires to obey your mind and submit to its commands.
In the event that you do suffer from an injury or pain Howard Liss, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute will formulate a treatment, therapy and rehabilitation plan for you. Working closely with other specialists, he will rehabilitate you from your pain or injury. Call and book your appointment today.
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