Move well; be well. Let’s look at some different attributes of movement. Joints, muscles, skin, lymph all require movement to function properly. Let’s start with an overview of what movement seems to mean to our governing system, the parts of our bodies that are alway on, and monitor the messages about every process in our bodies…..our nervous system. and then consider a pretty direct route to cuing up those happy messages to it via dynamic joint mobility. Movement = well being. Our bodies are designed to run, walk and to move at speed. Our bodies are apparently designed to support running more so than even walking. Move It or Lose It. Our physiology works on a move it or lose it principle. Don’t move our muscles, function degrades; don’t use our bones, bones degrade, don’t move the joints, joints degrade. Movement means strength, fitness, digestion, respiration, skin tone, joint health, heart health, everything health. Everything about our being responds best […]
The favorite muscle groups worked in nearly every gym in America are the ones we can see in the mirror. The biceps, pecs, abs and quads. This, along with the fact that we spend nearly every waking hour working our extremities in front of our body, only leads to bad posture and premature joint wear. These muscles are in fact typically too tight and strong for the muscles in the back of our bodies to work against to help us maintain an upright and erect posture with properly aligned joints, protected from disease. Focus more on stretching the muscles in front of the body and perform twice as many pulling type exercises as you do pushing exercises. Pulling against resistance works the neglected muscles in the back of the joints whereas pushing works the muscles in front of the body. This is the way to create a more balanced workout and body structure.