My philosophy on the body…
Do everything you can now to keep your body healthy. Feed it with fresh vegetables and good cuts of meat. I talk about a lot of topics on taking care of our bodies, but what we feed our cells, muscles, bones, blood and tissue is at the top of the list important!!
Posture. Anything that causes poor posture will, over time, affect our joints. The better posture you maintain as you age the better your body will move mechanically. Poor posture catches up with people over time. So many people tell me, “I have always had bad posture”. We do not usually feel the effects of poor posture in our youth, but as we age the wear and tear of musculature working out of sync really hits us hard. Back pain, joint pain, curves in the spine develop, we start getting bent over, we can not walk/sit or stand for long periods. These are some of the issues that develop because of poor posture. What’s worse…these ailments are progressive if changes are not made.
Exercise. We all need to move. Everyday, as often as possible. The soft tissue of the body needs blood flow and oxygen. The muscles move the joints…joints need range of motion work. The brain signals the muscles what to move and how to move it. Movement is a complex “SYSTEM” of communication between our brain and musculature. This system needs to be utilized through a variety of ranges and loads, so that the “system” works optimally. Lack of use causes atrophy, weakness, adaptation and poor communication…period!
If you want to be the middle aged person with no energy and no motivation to take a walk or play with grandkids, then so be it. That is a choice.
If you want to be bent over or take pills everyday for your pain issues…then so be it. This is a choice also.
If you want to be the person who who choose to accept their obesity and just keep eating. Obesity affects the soft tissue and joints and organs. Then so be it…again, another choice.
If you want to change, if you want to move better and feel better, if you want to age well…it is not to late!
Our bodies are great learning machines. You can reverse some of the damage caused by poor diet and poor posture.
I am off for my walk, some FOUNDATION TRAINING warm up…then to the gym. Get up and start changing…
Hoping I motivated at least one person today!