What are some of the benefits of recovering from injury?
1) You will have better physical condition.
Your body will feel stronger and more resilient. This is because your muscles won’t be weakened due to lack of use. Also, you’ll get a good workout even if it’s just walking around or doing light exercise for a few days. If you’re injured, then you need to take care of yourself physically so that your body doesn’t become weak again after time passes.
2) You will have better mental health.
When you’re hurt, your mind is always thinking about the pain and its effects. So when you start healing naturally, your mind gets used to the new situation without any problems. This helps you a lot in coping with life stressors.
3) You will be able to enjoy activities that were previously out of reach.
For example, you might not be able to play sports anymore. But, you could still go swimming or ride a bike. You don’t need to worry about getting back into shape since your body will automatically adapt itself to the new situation.
4) You will have less stress.
Stress is one of the biggest causes of depression and anxiety disorders among other things. So when you stop worrying about something, then your mood improves dramatically and you can live a happier life.
5) You can visit the doctor.
If you are in a great deal of pain, then you should go see a medical professional. They have all kinds of drugs and other solutions for pain, such as massages or heating pads. Doctors also have the ability to give you a clean bill of health and let you know that you don’t have anything to worry about as far as your injury is concerned.
6) You can prevent further injury.
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Soul repair: Recovering from moral injury after war by RN Brock, G Lettini – 2012 – books.google.com
Amantadine for the agitated head-injury patient by MC Chandler, JL Barnhill, CT Gualtieri – Brain Injury, 1988 – Taylor & Francis
Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children recovering from minor orthopaedic injury and treatment by MB Sanders, AJ Starr, WH Frawley… – … of orthopaedic trauma, 2005 – journals.lww.com