6 ways to manage age-related pain without pills

Relaxing activities

Engage in activities like singing, playing musical instruments, breathing exercises, meditation and yoga

Good sleeping habits

Go to bed and wake up early. Address issues that could disturb your sleep

Saying no to tobacco and alcohol

Avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption will improve your cognitive abilities, which in turn enhances your ability to cope with pain

Physical rehabilitation

Consult occupational therapists, as they can develop strategies to manage your sleep, mood and stress. It will also enhance your communication skills

Social connection

Staying connected with family and friends will provide an avenue for receiving mental support during tough times and help manage the pain in a positive manner

Cognitive behavioral therapy

It will help reduce pain and distress by modifying sensation, catastrophic thinking and maladaptive behaviors

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