Do This One Surprising Thing Every Day and Live Longer

Better balance, stability, and coordination. Getting onto and off the floor requires balance, stability and total body coordination says the expert.

Greater mobility. You engage several important muscles around multiple joints as you move onto the floor, including those around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and feet,.

Strong core and legs. You need to use your core muscles to get up off the floor, according to Livestrong, so getting up and down several times is a good core workout.

Better posture. Your joints begin to align to maintain balance, says Okubadejo, as you rise from the floor. Proper alignment helps keep the head, shoulders, hips, knees

The best way to sit on the floor is to sit up straight and avoid slouching, which can put extra pressure on your spinal discs and vertebrae.

Okubadejo suggests using a small pillow or towel to cushion the tailbone, if necessary, and move your legs frequently to avoid cramps.

Many of them are able to bike or to run on a treadmill,” Araujo said. “But if you asked them could you tie your shoes, it’s pretty difficult to do that.

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