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Are you moving forward?

by , 08 July 2021
Are you moving forward?
Hello, Reinhard here.

For some time now my motto has been “keep-moving”. With this I mean that in order to thrive you should always be moving forward, towards something. Whether it's a goal, outcome or something else that you value.

For me it includes moving forward mentally, emotionally as well as physically.

In this email, I will focus on physical movement...

"The biggest threat with movement is NOT moving!"

Hopefully I don’t have to highlight the importance and necessity of exercise. There is significant information in the public domain that illustrates how important movement is to living a healthy, long and happy life.  

The real threat with moving is, of course, not moving. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the main causes for premature ageing, disease and death. Our lives have been designed around sitting more and moving less. Think about how much time you spend each day sitting… You are probably sitting right now, and you probably have been for the last hour. This is a real problem for most of us if we are not in the habit of moving on a regular basis. 

Research shows that after the age of 25, we experience a decline in resting metabolic rate. This is due to muscle loss. Muscle loss comes with inactivity. If you don’t use your muscles by moving, they literally disappear. This suggests that metabolic decline isn’t age associated. Rather it’s lifestyle related! What we see as “normal” ageing is in fact an outcome of inactivity.

So do you see the importance of preserving muscle and metabolism by staying in motion? 

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Motion isn't always in the form of workouts...

General daily movement is a neat way to burn calories. Make that a NEAT way. This stands for Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, which is geek speak for "moving around, doing stuff which is not sport or exercise." 

Why do I mention this? Because NEAT has the potential to burn substantially more calories per day than exercise for the average person and an easy way to offset the damage of sitting too much. 

What you do is less important than the movement itself. How do you add more NEAT into your day?

Park further, have standing meetings, get up every hour, take the stairs, walk, don’t drive if possible, take out the trash. Instead of looking at things like housework and yardwork as unpleasant tasks, look at them as a way to boost your NEAT.

Look for opportunities to move more, not less. 
 
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Not moving spells danger... 

Research further shows there is a strong correlation between mortality and the following three aspects that involve exercise. 

•    Muscle strength 
•    Cardiovascular health 
•    Mobility

“One study found that: Low muscle strength was independently associated with elevated risk of all-cause mortality, indicating the importance of muscle strength in predicting ageing-related health outcomes in older adults.” 

Another found: "A significant association between the time it takes to get up from a seated position (mobility) and mortality was observed in both men and women.” 

In other words, the less strength, fitness and mobility you have, the higher the chances of premature ageing, disease, disability, injury and death. 

I see it in the following way; you have a choice each and every day: 

You choose to move - stay alive and thrive or you choose to not move – decay and die. It sounds harsh, but if you are not moving forward, you are going backwards. It’s a daily choice and the effects accumulate over time. Month to month, year to year, decade to decade. 

Movement and exercise affects the brain, body and mind in numerous beneficial ways. Any movement is beneficial, although it would be optimal to tick the following three boxes in some way: 

1.    Muscle strength through resistance training of some sort.
2.    Fitness or cardiovascular health through endurance training like brisk walking, running, swimming or cycling. 
3.    Mobility through an activity like stretching, yoga or Pilates

Many recreational sporting activities or hobbies can also be incorporated to provide these.



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