Saturday, January 28, 2012
Don't Just Sit There!
Our bodies are meant to move . You don't have to be an expert in human anatomy to see that the muscles and joints of the human body are put together so that it can bend, stretch, jump, and run.So why is it so hard for most of us to get on that treadmill or bike and exercise each day? When it comes to our bodies and muscles, the saying ,"Use it or lose it "really applies. By failing to use bodies, we allow our muscles to weaken and our joints to become stiff .Then, when we try to start an exercise routine,our bodies resist the sudden extra force. And this isn't just physically discouraging. Mentally , someone who tries to exercise and finds it too difficult or painful will be quick to pick up a defeated attitude.Now , consider that children love to move about and can't seem to sit still. Kids provide an excellent example of the human body in its natural, desired state full of movement and life! Their bodies haven't had the chance to stiffen and resist movement.The same can be true for adults. People who get regular exercise tend to look forward to physical activity and say that this movement feels good, both physically and mentally.