As we age, we think we need to slow down. Or, worse, we see it as the prize. That thought couldn’t be further from the truth. Pick up the pace because you’re getting older. If you don’t move through your range of motion, you will lose it.
Bodies. We all have one but like a toothache, if you ignore it long enough it will go away. Learning to care for our bodies is increasingly more challenging as we sit in front of screens all day. Our bodies thrive on movement, love, sunshine, and whole foods.
The ability to repair – be it your body or relationship – is a life skill. We’re not taught this. We’re a fast-paced culture that doesn’t encourage slowing down, but that’s exactly what healing demands.
A balance body is a powerful one, full of energy, ease and grace. It is something anyone, at any age, can achieve with a dedicated exercise program. To rebalance the body, we need to bring it back into alignment by moving the whole musculoskeletal system.
The simplest and most effective way to recruit all the bones is by doing large, full-body movements using the weight of your body as the load on the bones.
We sculpt our body every day of our lives in the way that we hold them. In other words, you get what you train for!
Every cell requires a source of energy to power its life. This energy “power plant” is called mitochondria. Most cells have only a few, whereas the muscles house 95% of the body’s mitochondria.
We need our connective tissue to remain slippery. Thankfully, we just need a bit of gentle exercise to get the fascia moving. Thirty minutes a day is enough to move throughout the rest of the day with ease and grace.
The body was designed to move on a daily basis, but we live in such a way that we can literally never leave our desk and have anything we want delivered to our front door. The only thing we can’t buy online is movement. This one is on us.
We all know exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, but neurologist and physiotherapist are discovering movement is medicine. The key difference in this “discovery” is that instead of a vaguely encouraging people to exercise, we now know how to move to address chronic pain. In other words, how we move matters!
Immobility is a silent killer and one of the most damaging lifestyle choices we can make. Being sedentary slows down circulation, causing the arteries to start collecting deposits. Our lymphatic system doesn’t get flushed out and our cells become less sensitive to insulin. We get…