The result? The more positive the emotions expresses, the lower the risk for heart disease! Simply focusing on pleasurable experience, causes you to smile more. And by smiling more you can improve the overall health of your heart. Here's the problem for those who are in physical pain. It's difficult to focus on pleasurable emotions when you hurt.
The beauty of corrective exercise to align your posture and function is that we eliminate pain by addressing the condition (your posture) and not your symptom (your pain). When you eliminate the dysfunctions and compensations in your body through the application of corrective exercise, you begin to feel feel better. Pain is reduced and you are free to once again focus on the pleasurable emotions of loving and living your life to the fullest.
So chronic pain or not, just adding a smile to your day is an easy way to improve your health.
Here at Pain Free Posture MN, I couldn't agree more.
"Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
~ Mother Theresa
Not one to smile frequently? That's okay. I'm a huge believer that we all have the capacity to change. Smiling is a product of reasons, responses and routines. Try these simple tasks to get you started.
1. Do your corrective exercises each day and get your body into balance - when you feel good your more likely to smile more.
2. Make a gratitude or appreciation list - what are you thankful for?
3. Make a list of those who have positively impacted your life. Being mindful of those who have changed your life for the better is sure to get you smiling.
4. Write down your favorite memories. Favorite memories always make us smile. We can't help it!
Now go get your corrective exercises done, and start smiling. Your mind, body and spirit will thank you for it!
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Author: Deb Preachuk is a Certified Foundation Training & STOTT Pilates Instructor, Corrective Exercise & Posture Alignment Specialist, and the founder/owner of Pain Free Posture MN.
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