Health Pillar 1 – Movement
In our previous blog, we spoke about the 4 key pillars of health. If you haven’t read it yet, I would recommend you go back and have a quick read first, before continuing (click here). Today, we are going to talk about pillar number 1 – Movement.
Movement – Every cell requires it
Every cell in your body, from your nerve cells, immune cells, skin cells, to your stomache cells and bone cells, require movement. Movement allows them to draw in nutrients and fluids, and remove toxins that build up throughout our day-to-day lives.
2 categories of movements
- General movements – Daily habits and routines, such as regular walking, stretching, yoga or pilates. Key is to do them regularly, (remember your cells rely on it to survive and function).
- Specific exercises – Targeted exercises with specific goals. Most of our patients are prescribed spinal mobility and strengthening exercises, looking at restoring and rebuilding the strength and stability of the spine.
Movement helps improve
- Health & Wellbeing
- Immune system
Movement helps reduce
- Depression & Anxiety
- Reliance on prescription medication
Home workout with Shimon from V2 Fit
Check out this home workout with Shimon, from V2 Fit in Kent Town. Shimon is a fully qualified PT, working with the North Adelaide football club, and is a head coach at V2 fit. Shimon has put together a home workout routine, that you can watch here, to keep you fit and healthy during self isolation.