Our backs are one of the most important parts of our bodies. It’s also one of the most neglected. Back pain can be caused by a number of things and can affect anyone at any age, with 80% of the population experiencing it at some point in their lives.
Some of the most common causes of back pain include poor posture, excess weight, heavy lifting, lack of exercise and increased stress, and behind the common cold, it’s the number one reason people visit their doctor.
Posture challenge – why don’t you?
- Set up alerts to prompt you to pay attention to your posture at certain times during the day, as a reminder to stand up, stretch, move, or take a walk
- Put a reminder on your phone screen so that you think about your posture every time you pick it up
- Place post-it notes in key places around your house as reminders to think about your posture
- Read this factsheet on how you can improve your posture and use gentle stretching to improve your mobility and ease back pain
Join our back care and posture webinar
Back ache can be caused by many different factors in the workplace – from sitting at a desk, being on your feet for hours, lifting heavy items or driving. Find out how you can care for your back with Robyn Ablott, Rehabilitation Specialist, in our webinar on Monday 25 October at 12.30pm. You can register by following this link.
World Mental Health Day – 10 October
This Sunday – 10 October – is World Mental Health Day. Keep an eye out for some resources to support you with your breathing, mindset and overall wellbeing that we’ll be sharing later this week.
“Taking care of your mind and body is the best thing you can do for yourself.”