Walking is absolutely critical for low back health.
So even people who are in the most pain, they’re recommended tolerable interval walking correctly. What does that mean? It means you’re standing up tall, head up, chest up, you’re walking fast, and you’re swinging through your shoulders like you mean business. Why is that important? It’s counterintuitive. Let’s say if you had a lot of low back pain, you might think, “I’m going to walk slow.” Well, actually, that puts more compressive pressure on your disks. Walking fast takes off that compression, and when you walk, you’re working on your ankle mobility, hip mobility, and you’re actually flossing your spine through neurology.