Health and Fitness Beaufort SC: The Body Is Designed to Move!
“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, EarthFITtraining.com, and BackPainRelief4Life.com. And so, today I wanted to talk to you about the fact that the body is designed to move, and it is designed to move a lot. Alright, so we know this, everybody knows this. It’s not a surprise but there is some fears surrounded around exercise and movement, et cetera, and what I want to go over is why there should be no fear around movement, in general, training or doing any type of training.
Alright, so, first thing and foremost is depressed people move less. So the less you move, the more depressed or the lower your mood is going to be. That’s just a biochemical reaction of what is going on. But when people are severely depressed they tend to shut down, so a way to combat that is through movement. So that’s one of the main things that people say, you know, “Go exercise.” That’s just a movement fact of your body connecting to your brain that helps you to lift your mood.
The other thing is overweight people move less. We know that being overweight is the number 1 cause of disease and death, or one of the causes of disease and death right? It can lead to numerous things so the lack of movement leads to severe health issues especially in combination with the bad diet. So if you’re sitting all day, they say sitting is like the new smoking. If you’re sitting all day, there’s a lack of blood flow, nutrients, energy, things become stagnant. We see a ton of people with back pain and people sometimes associate exercise, and in training, with back pain. The truth is if you have back pain or something happen in training, it was a build up for years and years and years… usually compression on the spine or inflammation of the body or you just happen to be sitting down for years and years at your job. So the key is to move more and to keep all the muscles, like melting the muscles and keeping them pliable, warm and filled with energy, nutrients and oxygen.
Alright, so the more you move, the greater your chances of injury are. So this is where the fear comes from right? So we see athletes for example, they have about 10% rate of injury, even youths, let’s say 30 million youths, this is what the statistics say: 30 million youths working out and about 3.5 million of them end up with some type of injury. So we know injuries are going to occur, it’s a part of life. We just need to get over that fact. Just in the last couple of months we’ve had clients that injured themselves doing laundry, in their sleep they’ve moved over, so moved over wrong, injured their shoulder, pulling luggage, making their bed. So injury is going to happen at some point in time. Typically, you know it’s part of life, but not moving and not doing exercise is the most dangerous thing you can do and getting injured is not an excuse for stopping moving. This is something we tell people who suffer from back pain that bed rest is the worst possible thing you can do for an injury. Alright… so, I’d recently tore my pec right off the bone and I had it re-attached and it has recovered quickly. One of the attributes to that is, one, the surgeon did an awesome job, so I’m super grateful for that; I had good therapy, but I also exercise, and I wasn’t necessarily moving this a lot but just exercising the rest of my body got nutrients, blood flow, and more oxygen to the area that was injured and created the recovery, it made the recovery go much faster.
So, don’t let injury deter you from continuing to workout and don’t let the thought of injury create fear in your mind so that you don’t exercise or decide to join a training program or something to that effect. Get over that fear, accept that it could possibly happen, you want to minimize the risk so every step we take in training we try to minimize the risk and based on science and research, and so that’s the way you want to go with exercise. Security, safety, stability while you’re doing exercise or movement and then, once you’ve move past a certain phase where we called the cognitive phase, it’s where you know movements are kind of shaky, you’re not really get it too well, but once you start to get it, your nervous system and neuromuscular system are connected in a way that allows you to get the movement better then you can progress to the next exercise. So, part of the problem is jumping too fast into exercise that you’re not prepared for. But finally, injuries are going to occur at some point in time, but not exercising is more harmful and devastating to your body. Alright, this is Ian Hart with EarthFITtraining.com. Enjoy!”
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.