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.
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.
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…
Our bodies were designed to move every day. This becomes critical as we age. As the saying goes, “move it or lose it.” Thankfully to stay flexible and strong, all we need is 30 minutes a day of gentle, full-body movement
Pain is individually experienced based on your unique state in the specific moment. Regardless of your disposition, all pain is experienced through the nervous system. In the case of chronic pain, messages can get stuck in a rut replaying endlessly in a “pain loop.”