Daniela Colores Jordan has this advice for joints and muscles:
When I see patients with lower back pain I usually look at the way they get up from bed as it is frequently one of the activities that has a major impact on your body.
While you are sleeping your body is recovering and hydrating your joints to keep them healthy. Often people just jump out of bed which causes a shock to the body that with time can develop into an injury.
Imagine someone startled you every day. The first few times you might tolerate it but with time it would start to annoy you. It’s the same for your spine.
So to help reduce the potential of injury please make sure you get out of bed following the next easy steps and the advice in the following video too.
- Work it: we spend a lot of our time sitting – either commuting or in front of a screen for several hours a day. Your body is made to move therefor the more you keep still the more stiff you feel.
- It is important that you take regular breaks throughout the day to keep the joints hydrated. Get up from your desk, move around and stretch, walk up and down the stairs.
- You should also review that your work station is set up correctly to avoid any increased strain on your back as well as making sure you are sitting with your spine in a neutral position.
Follow this link to watch a short video to help you sit better: