|The Human Body Is Designed to Move|
Motion-The 1st Posture Principle
The old saying is "Use it or lose it." In truth, it should be "Use it to keep it" or perhaps even ...
"Use it right or lose it".
There is no one single right way to move, but if you let muscles and joints stop moving, over time the overall body loses the ability to move. If you want to move well when you are old, you must keep your body moving well as you age.
Life is motion. When we stop moving, we stop living, which is why staying active is the number one desire of people as they age. When you talk to healthy people over 80, they will almost unanimously say their secret is "keeping active." Motion is vital for health and aging well. Watch a normal child move. Youth is moving freely and with control. Watch someone who's sick move: they are stiff and consequently may be described as "looking old."
Good health requires the ability to move, with control, all the individual links of the body’s chain of motion (aka kinetic chain).
You must keep moving as you age to keep moving as you age.
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