Tips for Pain Relief on the Go
Pain can strike at anytime and has the potential to ruin your plans. A sudden headache can send you home early or a back muscle strain can cause you to not enjoy the big game. We can’t always control when pain will hit us, but we can be ready so it doesn’t spoil our day.
Bring Goody’s® with You Everywhere
Before the era of extra security at events, the person toting the purse or backpack would store everything their friends or family needed for the day. Now, you can’t always be sure to have a bag with you, but you can always bring Goody’s®. Whether you prefer Goody’s® Extra Strength Headache Powder or our Back & Body Pain powder, our on-the-go stick packs can be slipped into your pocket for quick pain relief when you need it.
What if you forget to bring Goody’s®? We’ve still got you covered with these easy to remember tips—no accessories needed!
Breathe Deep and Change Your Focus
Deep breathing and distraction can be terrific ways to relieve pain and not let it interfere. Practice deep breathing exercises for at least a few minutes each day to help you relax. That way if pain catches you by surprise, you’ll easily fall into the habit of breathing deeply no matter where you are in order to relieve pain. Before pain becomes your focus, you can refocus on your breathing as well as something enjoyable or relaxing.
Take a Walk
There’s nothing worse than sitting on hard, uncomfortable bleachers for hours to watch your child play sports or your favorite team play a game. Wherever you are when pain strikes, whether you were sitting or standing, walk around the block or the stadium concourse or the park where your child is playing. Moving gets your blood flowing and is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory.
Trade Alcohol for Water
Dehydration can cause headaches and increase pain sensation. So if pain becomes an issue while you’re at an event where alcohol is served, be sure to drink at least an equal amount of water as well. Not only can this help you feel better in the moment, but it can help you avoid a hangover headache the next morning.
Ask a Friend to Massage You
When your back or neck hurts and you just happen to be with friends or family, ask one of them for help. A gentle rub across your lower back or a casual massage of the neck and shoulders can make you feel better instantly and prevent pain from becoming worse.
Step Outside or Inside
Sometimes qualities in air and light can contribute to our pain, especially headache pain. If you’re outside and feel a headache come on, stepping inside for several minutes away from bright light, intense heat or cold, and outdoor allergens can stop a headache in its tracks. Adding a tall glass of water to that helps as well.
Alternately, stuffy air, heat or air conditioning, noise and cigarette smoke can trigger headaches indoors. A simple solution to try is to step outside. Breathe in the fresh air and sit in the quiet while massaging your neck or temples to relieve strain. Once you feel better, you can rejoin the fun. Sometimes all we need is a break.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, but sometimes we all need a little help to get there. Follow these easy tips and keep Goody’s® in your purse or pocket, so you can still enjoy your day even if a sudden headache or body pain kicks in.