All Movement Is Exercise
Health and wellness is a lifestyle, you may have heard me say this before. We are wanting you to recognize that your lifestyle is creating your health and wellness, or lack there of.
Whatever you are consistently creating spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically manifests in your health and how you feel about yourself.
What is your mindset? Are you breathing diaphragmatically? What about your hydration, nutrition, exercise, and sleep?
Those six topics are what we call the 6 components to health and wellness. No matter what your question of health and wellness is, it comes down to these 6 components.
Let’s focus on exercise for this talk. Each time I am working with a client there is a reiteration, that posture is first and foremost, and then the form of the exercise must be correct, and then breathing. The goal is that all three of these actions become integrated and takes place simultaneously.
During this repetition I am conditioning the client to realize that everything we do with our bodies is exercise. It may be less intensive, however it has the same result. Whatever we do consistently with our bodies will cause changes in the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.
For instance we know that by consistently working out we will stimulate muscle growth. However, if we only workout once in a while it will not be enough frequency to cause a change in muscle growth. It is the consistencies that causes the stimulation and therefore change.
Now lets look at your daily activities and notice how much time you spend in repetitive positions and motions. When you take stock you will begin to realize that there are many repetitive motions and positions you do on a daily basis that are creating physiological changes in your body.
Remember we just mentioned that posture is first and foremost? That is because the body has the ability to maintain efficient alignment of all the joints, including the spinal segments, and sutures in the cranium. This allows for optimum and efficient movement.
What happen though if we begin to move in poor postural positions? We will begin to create wear and tear on the joints capsules, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles surrounding that joint. This creates muscle imbalances, which over time will lead to pain and dysfunction of the joint. All this just because we consistently and repetitively were out of alignment.
We could say that you were moving your body incorrectly.
Many of us have jobs in which we sit all day. If we are slumping over, rounding our backs, buckling our knees, leaning to one side, or cradling a phone between our shoulder and head, we are creating a dysfunctional postural position, which will then begin to create a response in the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.
Over time you will most likely begin to experience pain in the areas surrounding those joints, and spine. Some muscles will begin to shorten while other will begin to lengthen. Neither is correct and will add to the dysfunction.
The body has no choice but to adapt to what you put it through.
The point being that everything we do with our bodies has an effect. We may not think of it as such, but sitting is exercise. If you do it right you will create more stabilization in the spine, and if done in poor posture you will alter the optimum alignment of the spinal segments, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles and this will cause dysfunction and pain.
If you have a job such as a checkout person in a store and you are always at the same register, you will repetitively be turning your body back and forth in the same direction. This will cause adaptation in the oblique muscles, which assist in rotation of the torso. One set will become dominant and will cause a chronic twist to the upper body. This is an imbalance that can cause more dysfunction.
Become conscious of how you are using your body. Take note of the positions you chronically put the body in. When you are actually doing what we know as exercising, be aware of maintaining optimum posture.
Remember the body is a servant of the mind. The body will manifest what you are feeling about yourself.
The body will always do its best to adapt to the conditions you put it in. So if you chronically put it in a compromised posture it will adapt to that position. If you workout with poor posture you will build muscle around that poor posture, and also cause additional stress on the body.
Posture is first and foremost, and a critical aspect to your health and fitness.
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I wish for you a Vibrant Life.
Take Good Care, Dave.
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