The Science of ‘Keep Moving’.
For some people the moment you start using terms like ‘Physical Fitness’ or ‘Keeping Fit’ or even, ‘Exercise’ their thoughts immediately turn to thoughts of some kind of ‘organised torture’. I know, because I’m one of them.
Mention any of the above terms to me and I, on cue am transported back to my school days and Cross Country running in the beautiful (NOT), wet, cold and muddy English countryside. It was horrendous and completely the total opposite of ‘healthy’. In fact, after one solid session of that I would often go down with a cold, or worse.
So how do you deal with people like me when you want to tell them the importance of exercise?
Exercise, I have come to learn is simply the science of ‘keep moving’.
We are by our very nature creatures who are constantly on the move. We can’t help it. A to B.
Unfortunately, because we think we are pretty clever, we have gone out of our way to cut down on effort. We have made it our business to make life easier and although such a thing certainly has its benefits, we, as usual have taken things too far.
We are now at the point where it’s quite possible to live out our lives with the minimum of movement where even a walk to the fridge is considered ‘exercise’.
OK, a little bit of an exaggeration there, but you get my point, right? We’ve become lazy and when someone suggests that we need to keep our hearts pumping and our blood flowing we break out in a sweat just thinking about it.
The truth is we do need to stay healthy and part of that is to keep moving in a manner that improves us.
A manner that keeps us healthy. Luckily that does not mean we all have to go to the gym or get ourselves in a condition that will allow us to enter ‘the world’s strongest man/woman’. We can do what we NEED TO DO easily, at our own pace and if we want to, at home.
What I’ve done here is to look out a couple of reasons why some of us avoid exercise. For example the ever-present ‘bad knee’ etc.
I’ve looked out ways we might overcome such common problems, thus allowing us to improve the way and the frequency in which we ‘keep fit’.
OK, so here’s something for those of you (ME) who suffer from the inevitable ‘Bad Knees’.
Looking at a wider base here.
Definitely worth a read. Learn about Hip Flexors
You train hard, you eat well…it should be enough to keep you in good health and physically and emotionally strong.
Yet, there is a danger lurking in our bodies that’s not only hidden from us… but which even doctors are failing to identify.
It affects nearly everybody, no matter how active or sedentary you are, or how old or young you are.
This problem affects not only our body but our whole well-being.