April 6 is The World Day of Physical Activity!

It has become increasingly clear that physical activity has numerous beneficial health effects. One of these effects is on the development of chronic pain. Large population studies show that individuals who are more physically active have a lower risk for development of chronic pain. It is also well recognized that exercise is an effective clinical treatment to reduce pain and improve function in a variety of pain conditions.

Physical activity is beneficial, but it is not being widely adopted in clinical pain care. The European Pain Federation’s ‘On The Move’ campaign has extensive resources (available in over 10 languages!) to help people participate in more exercise and physical activity. Explore it now!


Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities.

At PainLab we are perfectly aware that regular physical activity is one of the most important things you do for our health. Moreover exercise and physical activity can be fun. Physical activity also helps us to connect with friends in a fun social setting. So take an indoor cycling class, hit the hiking trails or join an outdoor run with us! 

Photos authors’ own and AMW Studio during Spinning® The Underground Energy Zone 12h marathon