Inactivity is a big problem today.
It is recommended to exercise 30 mins per day.30 mins a day really isn’t enough – just a bare minimum. What are you going to do for the other 23.5 hours?
Muscles miss movement, developing stiffness after long periods of inactivity.
Don’t stay still for too long – Muscles NEED to move.
Muscles are not just for work, the pumping action of muscles movement helps circulate the blood through the muscle, into connective tissues, moves synovial fluid nutrients into joints and lymphatic fluid is also influences by movement and gravity change. For optimal functioning of internal organs we need movement it’s a type of massage (pressure change), in Chinese medicine we move the “chi” to nourish and nurture. Blood carries nutrients in and waste out, “yang” and “yin”.
Movement is also essential for bio-chemical changes in cells, eg insulin to allow blood sugar to be put to work.
Find 30 minutes minimum each day for continuous exercises.
Don’t stay still for more than 30 minutes at a time, even if it is just getting up from your seat to do a gentle stretch, go for a walk to get a drink of water, drinking enough water also get you up going to the toilet regularly.
Stretches that work through the whole body are very good eg standing on tip toes reaching into the sky (always adjust to your own level).
Incorporate opportunities into your daily schedule to keep moving.
Use it or lose it!
Anything that stays still for too long becomes stagnant but don’t do to much for too long without rest or you will burn out. Balance is the key, nurture and develop naturally guide and encourage rather than force.
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