As you read this ask yourself these following questions. Are you sitting
or standing as you read this? How long have you been in the position you
are in? When was the last time you moved from where you are? How much
movement does your body get throughout the day? Lastly, do you suffer
from any aches or pains throughout your day?
If you answered most of the questions that you sit or stand in the same
position most of your day doing the same repetitive movements daily then
you are like most people in our country. If you also answered yes that
you suffer from aches and pains then the culprit is right in the answers
to the preceding questions. Living a mostly stationary life leads to many
issues that causes the body to be more stiff, tight, achy, and always
in pain. But, not only a non-active lifestyle can lead to aches and pains;
the repetitive improper or incorrect movements we do throughout the day
heightens these issues even more.
Movement and being active is key to a painless and less stiff achy body.
A body in motion stays in motion because an active moving body continues
to keep the body in motion. When our bodies move more it allows our nervous
system to work more cohesive with our bodily functions.
While movement is key we must move correctly by relying on good posture
in almost every move we make. Correct posture is very important because
we do repetitive movements everyday that if done always incorrectly leads
to the ailments we complain about. Of course we are not perfect and we
should not expect to be in perfect posture in every move we make. But,
it is important to be aware and conscious of the movements we do incorrectly.
If we are made aware of the correct posture we can attempt to move in
a more posture correct position.
From all this I want people to understand that movement is so important
for our bodies to work and perform properly. I’m not saying you
need go train for a marathon or go kill yourself in the gym. But, being
active and moving a little more everyday will help your body function
better as a whole. So get up, get out, and get your move on!
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