Movement, rest and sleep
Love your joints with our simple tips
Many people sit in one position for long periods of time, e.g. at work, at the computer or watching TV. This is not so healthy for your joints. Try to stand up for a moment at least every half-an-hour, and to walk around a bit (e.g. to get a drink of water) at least every hour.
Joints also need rest. Throughout the day, if you’re doing something mentally or physically strenuous, make sure you take regular breaks and ideally sit or lie down from time to time.
This is essential for the health of the body – it’s the time when the body does most of its maintenance and repair, which includes repair of the joints. Sleeping for long enough is important, but the time of day when we sleep is also significant: we benefit most from deep sleep between 12-3 am, which means being in bed with lights off before 11 pm.
Compiled by Miriam Elkan.