Why this matters:
My wife and I are on our way back from Italy. We’re looking at a 16 hour travel day, with 12 of those hours being on a flight. Knowing this, we needed to fit in some movement throughout the day to prevent pain and stiffness. So before the flight back, we spent a lovely morning walking to the local market and picking up some last minute provisions for the trip. I haven’t exercised at all during this trip, but we did log about 20k steps a day. Exercise and movement does not have to be complicated. Pain management doesn’t have to be complicated.
Get up and move for 5 minutes today. It doesn’t have to be exercise, it could be something as simple as walking around your house for 5 straight minutes, or walking to the mailbox and back. Your body will thank you.