The human body is an amazingly complex system of bones, joints,
muscles, and nerves, designed to work together to accomplish one
thing: motion. Remember that motion is life. Everything about
the human body is designed with motion in mind: nerve fibers stimulate
the muscles to contract, muscles contract to move the bones, bones
move around joints, and the nerve system controls it all.
As a matter of fact, research has shown that motion is so critical
to our body’s health that a lack of motion has a detrimental
affect on everything from digestion to our emotional state, immune
function, our ability to concentrate, how well we sleep and even
to how long we live. If your lifestyle does not include enough
motion, your body cannot function efficiently. First, you will
not be as physically healthy and will suffer from a wide variety
of physical ailments, ranging from headaches to high blood pressure.
Second, you will not be as productive in your life because of
reduced energy levels and the lack of ability to mentally focus.
Third, because you have less energy, your activity level will
tend to drop off even further over time, creating a downward spiral
of reduced energy and less activity until you get to a point where
even the demands of a sedentary job leave you physically exhausted
at the end of the day.
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