Episode 82 – Why pain is good


“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”Rumi

One of the funny things about Australian’s is we have the “it’ll be right” type of attitude – – which is ironic when there are some alarming health and fitness issues going on at the national (and even global) level.

If you get injured, it’ll be right.

If you have the “flu”, it’ll be right.

If you compromise your health by eating rubbish food over the holidays and start to get heartburn regularly, the attitude is the same, it’ll be right.

But it’s not.

These signals of pain are telling you something.

This is where we need to stop and think about what this pain means.

And this why pain is good.

Yes, it might mean to see the doctor – but take some initiative and look at your lifestyle choices as well.


Why pain is good. Read on below to find out more.



Reflect daily to pick up on any subtle clues your body, mind and spirit (subconscious) are sending out and then adjust your trajectory immediately – whether it be seeing an exercise coach to adjust your gym technique, setting up mindfulness triggers for nutrition habits to keep you on track, or even installing mindset resets at regular times in your life so that your confidence stays high, your attention is on point and nothing can distract you from what’s important.

Look at the pain straight on, work out what it’s telling you and then act. Pain is good when you know how to use it as feedback.

Here’s a good question to consider:

“What habits and behaviours am I doing, or beliefs am I following that are causing this pain?“

“What simple things can I do daily to fix this issue?”

Listen to what comes up.

Then act on it.

And that’s why pain is good.


Need extra help? 

  • My PURITY Protocol is an amazing resource packed with 6 secrets to detox your life and supercharge your energy. It’s my personal wellbeing philosophy. Check it out here.
  • The First Five Fitness program is a complete 35 day guide to nutrition, mindset, and fitness for beginners and intermediates AND it only takes five minutes blocks to start. Click here for details. 
  • Don’t know what or how to cook and prepare food?! Check out My Meals & Recipes book here. It’s packed with loads of practical, healthy and simple to make breakfast, lunch, dinner options as well as snacks and drinks.
  • Want live coaching? Click here to contact me. I look forward to working with you soon.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *