It is essential for everyone to stay active and on top of their own self care. Having a gym membership is great, but not necessary for a lot of maintenance. Build an at-home toolkit for yourself to help minimize flare ups and build durability.

Listed below are quality products I have used and believe in. This should only serve as reference for what to get for yourself. Size and resistance should be customized to you. Better prices may be available elsewhere.

These are not affiliate links, I make no profit through sales.

Gym
Fitness

The Essentials

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Classic elastic bands for home exercise programming - great for training smaller muscle groups or for beginners.

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Elastic loops can help with hip exercises, especially training squats and running muscles.

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Hang from a chin up bar to open up the lower back, or use it to work the core, back, or shoulders.

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Foam rollers are great for self massaging areas of the body. Easily an essential for everyone's homecare toolkit.

Upper Back Massage

deeper relief

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A great massage ball for muscles around the spine, especially the base of the skull, but I often use it as my main rolling ball.

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Fantastic for helping relieve tension through the back of the neck. I often reach for this when I have headaches.

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Great for fascial restrictions, for added specificity during a stretch, or for moving "stuck" tissues. 

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Another favourite in my own homecare kit, this thing is phenomenal for self massage in hard to reach spots.

Standing Desk

ergonomic favourites

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Blind spot mirrors are a great way to help with turning your neck while driving, but they will also improve visibility overall.

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Lower back or lumbar support can help reduce discomfort while sitting dramatically. Try for your car and office chairs.

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Neck hammocks can help relieve a lot of tension in the neck and shoulders by providing some space in the joints and stretch to the muscles.

Child's Pose

mobility and balance

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One of my favourites for foot, arch, or ankle care. By spreading the toes to a more ergonomic position, then walking or doing yoga with them, you'll retrain the muscles in the foot.

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A balance board can work well to improve lower body and core stability, as well as overall balance and coordination.

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A set of wedges can help achieve a deep calf stretch. It can also be great to lift your heels as you train for deep squat range of motion.

Virtual reality

Fancy

Gadgets

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The Upright Trainer is a small device placed on the back that tracks postural lean and gives a program for postural awareness.

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This massage ball vibrates to work neuroreceptors in the tissue helping release tension faster and with more ease.

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Inversion tables can be a life saver for those with low back pain from compression sensitivities.