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34 WWW.CHANGE-PAIN.COM Tips for set-backs Drinking water Water is essential for a healthy life so drinking plenty of water is important for everyone. It’s even more important if you are taking part in physical exercise, so make sure you keep properly hydrated before, during and after exercising. Try to start moving gently Remember to pace yourself. Begin gentle stretching and movement as soon as possible to regain normal suppleness. Keeping active may seem alien to you, but in pain self-management terms, learning to live with a persistent pain is a skill to be learned. Don’t be put off – it does work! Relaxation Using relaxation is another good way of managing a set-back. Also accept the situation and that you are experiencing a set-back, and just as it came, it will go.