How To Move For Health
Moving your body on a regular basis is 100% an absolute must in order for you to express health and maintain homeostasis. There are no shortcuts or substitutes for this required nutrient. Looking back at how our genes were formed, in order for a human being to survive, we had to move in order to provide shelter, hunt and gather food and procreate. The more movement a person did, the more likely they were to survive and create the next generation. Due to thousands of years of evolutionary encouragement for regular movement, your genes have become hard wired this way. Through advancements in healthcare and technology, we now understand that movement must occur in two different categories in order to express optimal health.
The first type of movement is called “global movement.” This is movement of the entire body, which is typically accomplished through full body exercise such as running, swimming or hiking. The second type of movement, which is not commonly understood by the general public, is called “segmental joint movement.” This type of movement takes place at one individual joint. It has long been understood that in order to keep each joint of the human body healthy, they must move through a full range of motion and on a regular basis. This is due to the body constantly adapting to the environment we put it in. The scientific community is able to document scar tissue formation occurring within 30 MINUTES of lack of movement at a joint! This means while you watch a movie, go on a long car ride, take a flight across country or even sleep, your body is laying down adhesions in your joints to stabilize and adapt to this lack of movement.
In order to eliminate the progressive and eventually permanent rigidity, maintenance of segmental joint movement is an essential. In the modern world this type of movement is best provided through regular chiropractic care. Without constant upkeep to continue the full range of motion at our joints, the body becomes more likely to incur sprains, strains, disc herniations, fractures and radiating pain. Besides receiving regular chiropractic adjustments, providing your body with on-going self-care such as massage therapy, yoga, and other stretching techniques is necessary to decrease muscle rigidity. Despite the challenge of committing to a lifetime to taking care of the physical body, there are no other options if you wish to live a life that is relatively free from pain, disability and regret.
In hopes of providing an easy, convenient and fun solution for these requirements, Shea Family Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, functional rehabilitation, massage therapy and yoga all in one location. For more information on these programs, please call (858) 312-5066 or check out our website at SheaFamilyChiropractic.com. We look forward to serving you!