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The Flu Workout

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elissa-flu-workoutWorking out (even for #33minutes) is hard when you're sick. 

I was hit hard with the stomach flu yesterday, humorously one of the first thoughts that went through my mind was, "I’m so glad I already walked today."

I came in from my walk, put myself to bed, and pretty much hated life for 24 hours.

Fortunately this morning I am feeling better, but I spent the last 24 hours trying to make a very uncomfortable body comfortable.

 Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself More Comfortable In Bed

1. Change positions – we’re not used to so many hours in bed and it can leave us with a sore neck, hips, shoulders and back.

2. Try a pillow under your knees when you’re on your back. It takes some of the pressure off your lower back.

3. When you move to your side, put the pillow between your knees to change the angle for your hips.

4. Curl your legs in, again to relieve your back.

5. Stretch your legs out, extending out from your hip to stretch the hip out

6. Straighten out your arm and wave it slowly left to right to release your shoulder.

7. Anything with a twist in the middle helps your back, but my stomach wasn’t up for this, so bend one knee and move it left and right.

8. Get out of bed and lie on the floor for a few minutes, just to change things up.

9. Adjust so you can have your arms over your head resting on the bed and take three deep breaths. This opens up your ribcage and feels good on your shoulders.

10. Wiggle your fingers and toes and say ‘this too shall pass.’

For more work by Elissa Ashwood, check out 33 Dresses and Truly Accomplished.

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