October is Bone and Joint Health Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of the prevention, management, and treatment of bone and joint conditions. With classes and programs designed to prevent injuries, increase mobility, and aid in recovery, Wellbeats can help guide and support you in your pursuit of bone and joint health.
Prevalence of Bone and Joint Conditions
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide have musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, neck pain, fractures, other injuries, osteoarthritis, amputation, and rheumatoid arthritis. People are affected by musculoskeletal conditions throughout the course of life from childhood to old age.
Musculoskeletal conditions range from sudden and short-lived injuries, such as fractures and sprains, to long-term conditions associated with ongoing disability or functioning limitations. These conditions can affect joints, bones, muscles, or multiple body areas or systems.
In recognition of Bone and Joint Health Awareness Month, make time to stretch and move your body each day. Commit to improving your overall mobility, stabilization, and strength this month!
With Wellbeats, you have access to high-quality, safe, and expert-led classes to help ease or reduce the risk of bone and joint injuries—no matter your age, level, or ability. With 1,000+ classes and 35+ programs, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. Try one of the programs below in support of bone and joint health, and explore our entire fitness collection.
Daily Mobility Program
Dr. Grant Norland, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist, created our Daily Mobility program. It is designed to improve mobility in common pain-point areas, such as low back, knees, neck, ankles, and shoulders. It includes daily exercises to improve mobility, stabilization, and strength in just three weeks. A foam roller and a lacrosse ball will aid in completion of this program. Enroll in Daily Mobility now.
Increase Flexibility Program
Designed to increase your joint mobility, circulation, and body balance, this program will help you feel stretched, revitalized, and invigorated. You’ll get an essential minimum of 20 minutes of daily activity to improve your health and wellbeing while releasing tight muscles and improving flexibility. Grab a friend and set a goal together! Enroll in Increase Flexibility now.
Give Me a Work Break Program
Feeling stressed or anxious at work? This program includes short exercises and mindfulness techniques to boost energy and focus. With classes ranging from one to 15 minutes in length, this program is designed to help you reset and refocus. The only equipment required is a sturdy chair. Already a Wellbeats member? Enroll in Give Me a Work Break now.
About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company
Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit www.wellbeats.com or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.