Try to incorporate a good daily stretch into your morning routine. Just a few minutes of manipulating the joints you use the most, such as your back, knees, hips and elbows, ” will warm them up for the day ahead and help protect against injury”, says UK-based rheumatologist Dr Rod Hughes.

If you work on a computer, ensure your chair is the right height for your feet to be firmly on the ground and your elbows to be at a 90- degree angle.

Remember to take time throughout the day to move around, to ensure your joints feel mobile. ”Just like the rest of you, your back muscles tense up when you start to feel you are under pressure. That uncomfortable twinge can lead to us feeling even more fraught-and a vicious cycle forms,” says Dr Hughes.

Whenever you feel stressed, consider clearing your mind with a short walk or getting some fresh air.

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