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A rolling stone
gathers no moss
A body in motion-stays
in motion, a body at rest stays at rest.
I bet you have heard
these sayings before. They are not new.
Our muscles are
designed for movement. The either contract or
un-contract (relax) which creates movement. So
it only make sense that our bodies feel better
and heal faster if we move around.
When we are in pain
however we tend to sit around because it hurts
to move. Then our muscles get stiff and it hurts
even more when we move. Best approach when
you have pain is to move a little, just enough
to move but not hurt. Pain is good, overall
because it is your bodies way of telling you
something is wrong--so listen. Stay within the
bounds of your pain.
Sitting all day or
long periods of time is never good for us. This
is why I always suggest people move around at
work. About every hour. I also suggest
drinking water(discussed in an early
blog). The drinking of water will force
you to get up and go the the bathroom. Even that
If you have seen me, I
usually suggest some stretches for the area we
are focused/working on. Stretching a
little every day and building upon the previous
day of stretching is great. I typically
suggest you stretch as you walk to and from the
bathroom, even while on the toilet if possible.
Sometimes this is the only time you might have
to yourself...so use it wisely.
There are many
stretching videos out there on youtube, with
exercise programs and more. Find ones that
work for you and get them into your daily
I will be putting
together a FB group for a challenge to stay
motivated. 'Like" my FB page to learn more and