For people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the morning is often the most painful and difficult time of day. During sleep, the joints and muscles remain motionless, for the most part, and blood circulation slows down. This is what ultimately causes morning stiffness and joint pain. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to mitigate your morning pain, and start your day off right!
This one isn’t really a new concept, most of us are aware there is nothing quite like waking up with a hot shower. Besides mentally awaking you, a hot shower stimulates blood flow and loosens muscles and joints.
Stretch first thing in the morning, even before you get out of bed. Make sure to use motions that target the hips, shoulders, and back. Supercharge your morning routine with additional stretches during your shower! This page details a few things you should know about stretching to relieve joint pain and stiffness.
Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for combating arthritic pain. Not only is it a great low impact exercise, but a long walk in the morning can help to clear the mind and organize your thoughts. Get up 30-45 minutes earlier and incorporate a walk into your routine, you’ll quickly realize how effective it is.
Listen to your Favorite Tunes
Some good music in the morning can do wonders. In fact, research has shown that music triggers the brain to release pain-reducing chemicals! Personally, I wake up to my favorite song every morning, which is far more pleasant than any beeping sound. Set your phone or alarm clock to play music in the morning, and keep the tunes going.
A Healthy Breakfast
Never underestimate the power of a healthy breakfast. Try to keep it high in protein, but since your body has been asleep all night, get those much-needed carbs as well. Avoid sugary breakfast foodstuffs, instead, opt for healthy, all natural whole foods.
With just a few simple modifications, that dreaded morning could become an enjoyable daily experience. Starting the day right is essential to increased productivity and decreased pain!
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