Although formal exercise has many benefits, these are only truly activated when you move mindfully and gracefully in daily life.
In terms of exercise, good movement in daily life might be the most important aspect of the Restore Your Body Programme (full explanation notes here).
According to many recent studies, sitting for prolonged periods is detrimental to your health.
And that’s even if you go to the gym everyday. (See link below for detailed info).
In a recent blog, I summed up how to set-up your desk and sit with good posture. You can review that blog here.
However, sitting well is only part of the picture. How you lift things, squat, reach, bend and glide through life is equally as important.
Let’s get that right too.
If you use good body mechanics throughout everyday activities, you can:
- Raise body awareness
- Reduce tension
- Heal injuries
- Prevent new injuries
- Increase tone
- Increase flexibility
- Live longer (see link below)
Here are a few examples of my previous videos that help with the above:
How to lift a heavy item – Great to care for your back and tone your glutes
How to get up and down from the floor with ease while toning quads
How to save your back – with basic chores
How to vacuum/rake/sweep – to avoid shoulder pain
Enjoy you body, take care
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