Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the UK, affecting 1 in 10 people. Back pain can debilitate and can have a significant impact on your work and social life. But did you know that making simple lifestyle changes can reduce your back pain?
A recent study by researchers in Sweden suggests that people living a healthy life are less likely to suffer from anxiety. This article explains why a healthy life can have a positive effect on your back.
What is a healthy lifestyle?
A healthy lifestyle is to live a life that maximizes your health, your energy levels, and your physical ability. The top five components of a healthy life include:
Eat a nutritious diet Eating a healthy, balanced diet ensures that your body has the energy and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
Exercise regularly Adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week (half if they are exercising more intensively). You should also do strength training each week for all major muscle groups. This ensures that your muscles, ligaments, bones and cardiovascular system remain healthy.
Managing Your Weight A healthy lifestyle also includes maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise.
Regulate your stress levels, Stress can have a dramatic impact on your body, increase your blood sugar, cause anxiety and slow down your metabolism. Handling stress is an important part of enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
Get enough sleep The body uses sleep to recover the body, regulate hormones, eliminate toxins, and more. Sleep is an important part of staying healthy and happy.