This is a big one. Not only because our culture is so focused on getting people out and about, but for what the various types of movement can do. For many, once they get into the routine of moving, it is a pleasure the body misses it. For those who are starting to think about adding, changing or increasing, it can be a matter of the mind, and not only the body.
So, lets look at the big picture changes that happen when we move. The most obvious is that we have the opportunity to go, do or reach for something different, whether that is to go to the shops,play sport, or walk; reach for washing on/off the line, or relax with stretches. Each different type of movement creates a different reaction in the body. It activates the vascular system - blood; lymphatic system - see below; hormone and neural systems; respiratory - breathing and the immune systems. Who would of thought? :)
Let me keep it basic, there are several texts on the market if you wish to have the nitty gritty.
So, in a nutshell, the bottom line for exercise is:
Going back to the original statement for some it can be a challenge to get started.n I suggest a bit of reverse psychology with ourselves.
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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