Getting Out of Bed

It’s a New Day

  • Ease stiffness: Do slow stretches in bed.
  • Before sitting up, rolling side to sideinvolvesboth sides.
  • Avoid dizziness by not making quick changes in your position when moving.

Benefits of Getting Out of Bed

Complete bed rest deconditions the body.

It lowers heart’s pumping rate/reduces lung capacity/effects blood pressure/increases chance of pneumonia.

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