Bart Rademaker, MD
Our bodies have been biologically adapted to move and to move a great deal. From our long time ancestors the hunters and gatherers, to farmers and builders activity is normal. Activity is healthy, activity feels good!
When the body does not move, it becomes like stagnant water and it stinks. Toxins accumulate in the body because all of your circulation (blood, lymphatic and energy) are not primed. Chronic stagnation leads to dis-ease – a body that does not function well. Left alone, these reversible dysfunction become permanent.
Easy to consider how our current lifestyles make it difficult to work out – in fact, for some, working out is out-right painful – especially with that over zealous trainer. Unfortunately we then link more pain with the work out than the real pleasure it can give us. This is where the old dictum holds true: no pain, no gain. In addition, our sedentary and comfortable lives of leisure, tv and video games and working behind the desk ultimately seem so much better than working out and so we choose not to do it. In the end, we pay the price and can’t move at all because the pain it causes!
To the health conscious and savvy person – the trend now is to work out daily or at least 5 times a week. The minimum is 25 minutes each day. Over doing is not healthy either – this leads to tissue breakdown if working out is excessive.
Commit to working on your body just as you take care of other parts of your life. In fact, realize – the healthier you are the more you can accomplish and enjoy.
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