Yes, I’m sitting at my desk and writing this article on movement. Yet, it is one of the few ways for me to convey my message on movement. There used to be a time when we all moved more physically. It is nature’s way for each of us to move. In recent times we’ve stopped moving and stopped growing. We’ve gotten fatter and dumber. Movement in physical fitness translates to brain fitness as well.
Nature is in constant Motion:
In nature, we see movement all the time. Even the Earth is continuously moving. Land masses are moving. Hence, the reason we have earthquakes. When we die, the atoms in our body transitions into other forms of life. Our decaying bodies gives rise to new growth and therefore, new movement. In a sense, we will always be moving.
The main reason for this article is to suggest to you that you use your body what is was designed for. Nature and even a spiritual source helped to shape you for movement and for thinking. If you really are a thinker, then you should understand that sitting on your duff all day long creates inertia. It become much harder to get yourself moving. And it becomes easier to get fatter and unhealthy.
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” – Plato 380BC.
Get Up and Get Moving:
I am going to challenge you to start getting engaged in life again. The truest way to do that is to move. Don’t just sometimes move. Don’t just move for 30 minutes at the gym. Move all day long. If you’re at a desk job at work, get up and move at least 5 minutes every hour. Do some micro-workouts during that time. In 5 minutes you should be able to do 30-50 squats, 20-30 push-ups and 20 four-count jumping jacks. If you can’t, then walk as fast as you can in 5 minutes. The rest of the time, stand up as much as possible. Fidget as much as possible. Move as much as possible.
Other things you can do to help you move more…
- Go dancing
- Play outside
- Play inside
- Take your dog for a walk
- If you don’t have a dog, then take your neighbor’s dog for a walk
- If your neighbor and you both don’t have a dog, then go walking together
- Go for a hike in nature
- Act and move like various animals, even your dog (or an dog, if you don’t have one)
- Mow your lawn and other yard work
- Vacuum your floor
- Clean out your garage
- Find other ways to move…
In this life, movement counts so that you may have a higher quality life. Embrace a lifestyle of movement.