In Focus:

To make your day better, stay in bed longer. Really.

When the alarm goes off, what do you do? (Besides hit snooze, that is!) Pop out of bed and get going?

Guess what: you're doing it wrong. And I was too.

When you bolt upright from lying prone for several (several) hours, says physical therapist Erika Mundinger, you run the risk of hurting yourself before your feet are even on the floor. No joke — we've all probably heard someone say they hurt their back literally just by getting out of bed in the morning, or first thing, when they get in the shower, say. Going to bed stiff, or sleeping funny, combined with the rapid transition up getting up could be all it takes to strain something.

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