Wind back the clock to the caveman days. Our ancestors had to chase down their dinner then haul the heavy mammoths, cut down trees to build shelter to stay warm at night and perform various other movement-based activities.
Whilst our survival these days is much less dependent upon our physical prowess, our physiology remains similar to the caveman. We are built to move, not to be stuck hunched over a desk for 8+ hours a day, then in front of a television or ipad for the remainder of the day.
Millions of years of evolution with a strong dependence on daily physical activity is in our DNA – We are designed to move, we can’t escape that. We MUST move in the way we were designed to move and that is with functional movement patterns.
Our basic physiology remains the same. Without the stimulus of movement (aka exercise), in particular load bearing activity (strength training) we are not the same, we are not healthy. Our body does not function as it should in the absence of exercise. Physical activity is not something we should do, it’s something we all MUST do.
MOVEMENT IS IN OUR DNA. WITHOUT IT ALL SORTS OF PHYSICAL, MENTAL HEALTH AND DISEASES CAN PROLIFERATE
In D.Lieberman’s book ‘The Story of the Human Body’ he talks abut the chair being the worst invention for the human body. Obviously most of us can’t escape sitting in a chair for long periods in todays modern world, what we can do however is reverse the negative impact the chair has on our mobility which is affecting our biomechanics and overall health.
Addressing mobility is a great first step to get active and dramatically improve your quality of life.
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