November 30, 2016
We need to move or we would die. The opposite of motion is stillness. The ultimate stillness is death. That’s bad. We don’t want that option.
However, wanting to move is vastly different than needing to move. Many people start exercising because they need to: ‘I need to lose weight.’ ‘I need to lower my blood pressure.’ ‘I need to get in shape for vacation.’ ‘I need to …’
How about this instead, ‘I want to lose weight.’ ‘I want to lower my blood pressure.’ ‘I want to get in shape for vacation.’ See how different they make you feel by simply reading it? Imagine how it feels when you do it.
Most people end up quitting after several weeks with new exercise programs because true ‘want’ of movement is not inside the heart and brain. Exercise is movement. But all movement is not exercise. So how do you get someone to want more movement?
Note I didn’t say more exercise. The only way you’re ever going to make any lasting change is by tapping into the power of the brain.
Our brains are not concerned with long-term well-being when it comes to movement but rather, completing the task at hand. Doing movement is not the same as going to do movement. For example, we intentionally go to the gym to move. In truth, movement you can do anywhere.
How you move is based on a few things: YOU, the environment, the task The brain doesn’t care about the future when you are moving, it only cares about the now There is only now. All the previous nows (past) continue to make the next nows (future) So the way you become a better mover is to just be in the moment Stop thinking of the old nows or the coming nows That’s called MINDFULNESS Oh how much better we can move and how happier we could be if we just focused on the current task at hand I content that most injuries happen not because you are moving wrong, but because you are not being completely present in the moment you are moving Movement quality is hard to measure objectively, due to inherent differences between human anatomy, physiology and psychology, that the best we can do is quantify, and compare to norms The more mindful you are when you move, the more resilient you’ll be when you aren’t mindful Hell that’s a great fortune cookie #zenshit #stopchasingpain #movement #move #brain #pain #chiropractic
Here are a few simple things that might help. The solution doesn’t have to be complicated to work. In my opinion, the answer is not going harder, faster, stronger, or longer. Those are needs. Temporary needs. We must foster wants. These might help.
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