Each year on October 16th, organizations and people from around the world join together to raise awareness on spinal conditions. Prevention and effective management of spinal conditions is the main focus of World Spine Day. This year the theme is Get Spine Active! It presents the opportunity for people to manage back and neck pain by movement and exercise. Being spine active can be accomplished in many ways: regular work breaks, 10-minute walk, stretching, running, biking, swimming, going to the gym, yoga, etc. Any activity that promotes movement! Being active is amazing for the body. Movement not only helps manage and prevent pain, but also provides a great way to manage stress, anxiety, and mood.
Need more tips to help you add movement to your day?
Less screen, more green: take regular active breaks at work
Park further away so you can incorporate more walking in your day
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Consider biking to work instead of driving if weather permits
Use a standing desk or pace around in the office for more movement
Practice better posture habits
Wear a device that tracks your steps, it’s a great method to keep you motivated