As tempting as it is take a rest week, or two, or three, recent research has found that inactivity as short as two weeks can create changes in blood chemistry, insulin sensitivity, and cardiorespiratory fitness.
In other words, not moving in some way every day is changing your body on both a physical and a physiological level.
What does moving daily look like? It doesn’t mean you have to spend two hours getting sweaty in gym clothes.
Moving every day means setting yourself up for variety in how your joints move AND are loaded. AKA a lot of the same thing/shapes/moves day in and day out aren’t serving your body and tissues to their fullest capacity.
Think of it like food – if you ate hot dogs, three times a day, seven days a week, even if they had no antibiotics, growth hormones, artificial ingredients or chemical nitrites, were humanely raised and gluten-free, you’d STILL be missing out on key nutrients.
The same goes for your movement.
Use it or lose it is no joke – if you’re not asking your body to move and stretch and get stronger on a regular basis, you will lose the ability to do so.
And I think it goes without saying that neither one of us is getting any younger – so why give Father Time a leg up?
What’s the easiest way to get stronger, more flexible and set your body up to be more resilient to injury? Start (and stay) moving.
PS Ready to get stronger with every movement you do? Here are 3 ways I can help you now:
- Join the AE Wellness Body Nerds and connect with other busy women on a quest to get stronger and wake up every day without pain.
- Join me for my next online class, Movement Managed and learn how to get stronger and more flexible without hurting yourself in the process.
- Book a free Movement Magic session and get a personalized plan for getting stronger, more flexible and pain-free. Want to trust your body and it’s ability to move without creating an injury? Do you need accountability so that you don’t start and stop something…again? Let’s talk. Tell me a bit about what’s going on and schedule your call here.