We are around 1cm taller in the morning than in the evening. This is due to the compression of the cartilage between our bones that comes with standing, sitting and other activities throughout the day. This is a great reason to keep moving throughout the day and also regularly perform stretches. Our Osteopaths at Valley Osteopathy can advise you on an individualised stretching program that you can perform at home.
The largest muscle in the human body is the Gluteus Maximus. Due to increasing sedentary lifestyles, most of us are sitting on these muscles more than using them correctly. This can lead to weakness in the gluteal muscles and imbalances of the pelvic and lower back muscles that can cause pain in these regions. Your Osteopath can devise a personalised exercise plan to strengthen these important muscles.