This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo.
Beyond the treatment that the doctor can offer, there are a lot of ways you can get back to a healthy state. Activity, dealing with stress, making sure that money isn’t a concern, and eating well are as important to recovering properly as anything else. You don’t need to pump in a lot more money to make sure you get it all taken care of, either.
Get those bills
The very first financial concern when you’re unwell is most likely going to be how you cope with bills like rent as well as simply keeping yourself fed and warm. It’s all about looking at where you can get a little help and where you can get a little leeway. Whether it’s in worker’s compensation or a successful claim with injury lawyers, make sure that responsibility is being taken for any pay that you’re missing. As for the leeway, it’s a good idea to get in touch with creditors like any credit card providers and landlords you might have. Under extenuating circumstances, they can lower or even suspend payments until your financial situation is back on track.
Eat better on a budget
As for the recovery itself, there are a lot of things you can do to speed it up. For instance, you should take another look at your diet. Foods rich in vitamin C like peppers and broccoli, protein like chicken and turkey and the omega-3 you can get from salmon, walnuts and the like are some of the best foods for recovery. When it comes to buying good food at a reduced cost, it’s all about planning your meals. Make sure you have more than one meal using the same ingredients, for instance, so you waste less food and have to buy fewer ingredients overall.
Make your own spa
Stress is another serious side effect of having to deal with being off your feet and unable to sustain yourself as well as you normally would. Getting the full spa treatment might sound like a lovely idea, but if you need to save money then you’re going to be looking at home treatments methods as well. From audio therapy that can help with sleep and breathing techniques to aromatherapy oils, it’s all about finding which methods work best for you.
You don’t need a gym
The idea that you have to rest and keep resting to get over an injury is very outdated. Now, most doctors will tell you that some activity to help speed up recovery is actually a much better idea. Luckily, you don’t need a gym or any expensive equipment to do the kind of exercises that are best at helping you recover. It’s all about body weight and low impact exercises that ensure you don’t exacerbate your injury. Talk to your doctor about safe exercises and make them part of your daily routine. Just make sure to listen to your body and stop as soon as you get any pains that seem out of the ordinary.
You don’t have to spend all your savings to get better, but investing some time in aiding your recovery is going to get you up and about a lot sooner. Hopefully, the tips above make it easy to do that without breaking the bank.