Source: American Council on Exercise
An estimated 85 percent of Americans will be plagued with back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, low-back pain is the second most common ailment in the United States, resulting in yearly costs of approximately $50 billion a year. Back pain and spinal issues can significantly reduce quality of life and functionality, causing not only physical limitations, but emotional hardship as well.
Spine health is often not a focus of strategic health and fitness planning, typically receiving attention only after an injury or chronic pain has occurred. Considering the important role the spine plays in overall functioning, incorporating exercises that create a strong and mobile spine can go a long way toward helping clients avoid low-back pain.