Back pain can happen to anyone, from adolescents to the elderly. 80% of people will experience back pain in their lifetime. Back pain limits your ability to complete everyday tasks and is the leading cause of work-loss days at the workplace. If your back pain persists for an extended period, it can be considered chronic back pain.
As we age, it is common to experience chronic back pain, but there are ways to prevent it. You can start by having healthy lifestyle habits such as a healthy diet and daily exercise. Are you considering making changes to your habits for a healthier lifestyle?
A balanced diet starts with vegetables, white meat, and healthy carbs. Eating a well nutritious diet can help maintain your weight, improve your sleep quality, and lower your blood pressure.
Exercise is any movement that makes you move around, get your heart pumping, and sweat. Exercising daily can improve your strength and keep your blood flowing smoothly. Without exercise, it can increase your health risks by developing heart disease, strokes, and obesity.
Chronic diseases — such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease — are the leading causes of death and disability. The United States spends $4 trillion (around $12,000 per person) annually on healthcare, and more than 75% went to treating the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Fortunately, Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford Center on Longevity’s evidence-based research proved that building healthy lifestyle habits can prevent chronic disease, extend longevity, and improve quality of life.
The Liu Charitable Foundation thus devoted the charitable Lively Habits App and a series of Lively Habits Video intended to educate, motivate, and condition personal behavior change by integrating 10 evidence-based lifestyle habits to benefit public health for a low-cost and low-maintenance healthy life. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!Top