Nell Zhoie April 13, 2018

Suffering personal injuries during an accident can be distressing and traumatic. Most often, you will inevitably ask yourself what you can do to recover the fastest. Your task is to recover physically and mentally, while your lawyer’s tasks are to take care of all things related to legal matters. Your job is to invest all of your time, energy and attention in recovering from your injuries.

The following are five power tips on boosting your recovery from an injury at home.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

It is crucial that your body gets all the nutrients it needs to recover from personal injuries. A healthy diet at home can help you heal faster while giving your body sufficient energy to improve and heal. Make sure to consume protein, calcium, fiber, and vitamin D to boost your recovery.

  • Protein: This provides the necessary amino acids for your body to repair. Spread out the intake of protein throughout the day. Consume at least 30 grams every meal and 15 grams every snack.
  • Calcium: This mineral is essential for muscle and bone health, cell signaling, and nerve function. Further, it is necessary for the recovery of bone injuries. Average out your intake to 1200 milligrams each day.
  • Fiber: You may likely become less mobile due to your injuries, which can cause indigestion and constipation. However, consuming fiber can help prevent this from happening. Be sure to eat lots of grains, fruits, beans, and vegetables to boost your fiber intake.
  • Vitamin D: This vitamin aids the absorption of calcium in your body. Consume around 2,000 IU each day. Fatty fish and sun exposure are great sources of Vitamin D.
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep.

You will need plenty of rest as your body and mind recovers from your personal injury. When you are well-rested, your mind and body heals faster. There are three ways to help you sleep better:

  • Take naps: Take naps during the day in the event that you cannot sleep straight or better at night.
  • Power down: Switch off mobile devices, computer, TVs, and other devices. Cover their displays if you have devices that cannot be shut off.
  • No caffeine: It is recommended that you avoid consuming caffeine when it is past noon. You can still drink coffee in the morning, though.
  • Exercise a lot.

If your physiotherapist allows you to, get some exercise. Allowing your body to move is a good way to stretch muscles, improve your mood, and relieve stress. Some easy exercises you can do are the single leg stand, walking, and supermans.

  • Start music therapy.

Current research has proven that listening to music helps improve the speed of your recovery. Music therapy can help improve your mood, manage your pain, ease your depression, and reduce the need for medication. You can listen to any of the following music to help you heal faster:

  • Classical music: Quiet and melodic music helps you sleep better and longer.
  • Upbeat songs: Helps ease your depression and cheer you up.
  • Slow and steady music: Eases your physical discomforts as this type of music slows down your breathing and heart rate.
  •  Experiment with essential oils

Aromatherapy helps relieve pain and fight inflammation. Utilizing essential oils has become an effective and respected way to reduce swelling and redness associated with inflammation. Furthermore, the scents can help reduce stress and provide overall relaxation.

Start Your Recovery

Follow the tips we have provided and you will be on your way to a speedy recovery. Remember that you are doing this not just for yourself, but also for the people who are there supporting your recovery. To know more about recovery from personal injuries, accidents, and related physical and mental trauma, contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP.