World Spine Day October 16, 2017 – “Your Back In Action

Today is World Spine Day and the selected theme is “Your Back in Action”. The focus this year is on the importance of body awareness and activities that promote a healthy spine.

We encourage everyone to participate in this global action initiative as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.

Statistics to support World Spine Day

Here are some statistics you can share with the public about the importance of body awareness and physical activity.

  • 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than 30 minutes a day up on their feet at work.
  • According to the National Health Services, it is recommended to exercise for 150 minutes a week.
  • Older adults, with poor mobility, should perform physical activity to enhance balance and prevent falls on three or more days per week.
  • 86% of Canadians agree that children and youth do not get enough physical activity.
  • Aerobic activity should be performed in bouts of at least a 10 minute duration.
  • More than 50% of people regularly eat lunch at their desk.
  • Brooke Fraser
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