Friday, February 18, 2011

Mind and Body Relationship While Healing

How quickly will you recover from surgery? Your personal motivation can play a significant role. Improve faster by staying focused.

Ever wonder why some people bounce back from surgery more quickly than others? A lot of it has to do with a patient’s drive, says a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. If you have a reason to get back on your feet — say, an upcoming vacation, a child’s wedding or a job you love — in many cases, it will spur your recovery.
That said, people heal at different rates, and youdo NOT NEED to get down on yourself if your rehabilitation feels like it’s crawling. Still, if going back to work is at the bottom of your list of priorities, setting goals or giving yourself other incentives to get better may help put you on the road to recovery. Just be sure to work with your doctor to establish a realistic timeline.

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