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how many hours after waking up should i do exercises?

hwrck1hhwrck1 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Exercise and Rehab
My physiotherapist told me not to do the exercises first thing is the morning. Does anyone know how many hours I need to wait after waking up? Thanks


  • Are you refering to after waking up from surgery or just waking up in general?

    If you are talking just in general then it dont mater if you excercise in your sleep!
    I can understand if your physiotherapist told you maybe to stretch before doing excercise but not how many hours after waking up is the right time,

    Besides if he told you that then you should of asked him this question when he told you that,

    Other then that there is no medical answer of any kind to such question,

    Without knowing your medical condition as you left that out from your post we know even less of why you are even seeing a dr,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • It is often best to wait a couple hours after waking to do certain exercises especially one that flex the spine. Your disc take in nutrients at night while unloaded and swell thus making them more vulnerable for a couple hours in the morning. After weight bearing for a while the fluid dissipates making you less vulnerable. Some exercises are fine and even help this process. Walking, backward bends and lower trunk rotations can help this process. Be careful with any flexion based exercises or weight lifting.

  • After you wake up after sleep it is better to walk a little bit and do some stretching exercises so that your body warms up and gets ready to burn the calories when you do the heavy exercise. So I would say that you should do all this warm up exercises about half an hour and then start your heavy exercises.
  • MrBaronMrBaron Posts: 2
    edited 08/13/2012 - 7:31 PM
    It is necessary to wait for a while after walking get some rest and than start your exercise, than that we will be more helpful for you than ever before.

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