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Natural Facts For Hip Health

Health and wellness can be encouraged by natural treatments to preserve good hip conditions when sitting, standing, walking and laying down using these facts.

To completely understand hip wellness and maintain good bone health one should look at the anatomy more closely. The spine is comprised of sections from the head to the buttocks. Cervical bones are at the base of the head in the neck going into the thoracic area of the back leading into the lumbar ending in the sacral and coccyx region. It is all those areas that determine hip health since they are interconnected.

It is the way we sit, get up, stand, walk, lay down and sleep that govern the amount of pain, discomfort or wellness in the spine.  This can easily be substantiated when slouching in a chair for hours only to rise to the feet with a headache and systemic pain in the entire torso.

If for no other reason, but whole body wellness, exercise on a regular basis for sedentary work should be mandatory. Proper blood flow will help circulation and limit hip pain. In addition to that routine movement a firm pillow can be placed in the small of the back at the lumbar region. This is the usually curved area from the hip to above the waist with emphasis directed at that curved spot.

At work, in the car and at home a very thin memory foam seat cushion can provide expert fill in where needed for good posture while insuring pain is at a minimum while sitting.

During the immobile times there are health exercises that are especially helpful to the lower back and hip areas. This is best described for anyone to do while sitting with even the minimum of leg room.  It is not necessary to remove shoes so will not even be noticed by anyone passing or standing at the work station you are assigned.

Point the toes upward with the heel on the floor. Count several seconds holding that position and slowly return the toes to the usual position. These are done several in a row as often as desired. One foot at a time or both at the same time can be exercised to relieve tension on the hip, strengthen leg muscles and  provide circulation to the lower extremities during prolonged periods of sitting.

When lowering into a chair to a sitting position, use the leg muscles since the hip can be struck with pain when the back is used for a lever over long periods of time. Slide to the edge of the chair seat surface first before ascending into a standing position. If needed, use the hands on the seat area to push up to aid the body to stand. Keep the back straight.

Shoes are a major factor in avoiding hip pain. Choose the correct size and style for the activity you have chosen. When the feet are healthy the legs and hips tend to remain in good alignment and health too. Severely worn or poorly sized footwear will eventually affect the gait all the way to the hip area and upward as well.

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Comments (12)

Great information to vote up.

Thank you for sharing this informative article.

your articles are always informative and helpful

This is highly useful information to avoid hip problems.

Thanks for your hip health facts. It's useful. :-)

very good, voted

Great share.

Thanks, Roberta, for sharing this very helpful information...voted

My mom would truly love this article. :-)

Well written as always.

Good tips that would be useful to many!

Excellent tips here. I will recommend your article to friends suffering from hip pain.

Thank you so much, Roberta.

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