Chronic pain and depression often co-occur.
Not only costing a diminished qualify of life for the sufferer but also lost productivity and high health costs for our community.
Tai Chi is a moving meditation enhancing our relaxation and mindfulness skills through exercise.
Balance Minder has developed an on-line wellness program which consists of an introduction to Time Out Tai Chi and conventional exercises broken into 15 minutes sessions seated or standing to help successfully pace your inclusion of exercise into your daily routine.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please consult your medical professional before making any changes to your health plan and medications
References for further reading:
How to increase serotonin in the human brain without drugs Simon N. Young, PhD Editor-in-chief, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Que.
Depression in patients with chronic pain attending a specialised pain treatment centre: prevalence and impact on health care costs
The Pain Toolkit …is for people who live with persistent pain