For everyone, popping a pill is much easier than addressing the real cause of pain. If you deal with frequent aches in your body that typically cause you to reach for some type of over the counter pill, balm or electronic device, here are a few tips for overcoming the reliance.

Stretch each morning and evening. Stretching is a great way to loosen up our body and even releases endorphins that can make us feel better.

Be conscious of how long you’re sitting. If you’re sitting for long periods, set a timer on your phone to get up and move so your muscles get some much-needed activity. Over-sitting can actually lead to pinched nerves and pain.

Stay hydrated. Did you know that the majority of the world’s population doesn’t drink enough water each day? This can lead to dehydrated muscles, causing more aches and pains than you may realise.