Are you one of those humans that wake-up in the morning and think to yourself: “What physical activity will I do today?”
What movement will be good for your body depending on how your body feels on that day?
I’m one of those humans. Every day for as long as I can remember, movement has been a big part of my life. Some people have said that I’m addicted to exercise. If so, I think exercise and movement is a great addiction to have.
One of my favorite quotes that I frequently repeat to my clients is “If you don’t move you won’t move.” My Aunt Velma is a perfect example, she’s still teaching Ballet 5 days a week at the age of 87 years young. I want to be her when I grow up. I’ve always said our bodies are like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, we need that flexion, extension, and rotation, it’s the oil…the lubrication that keeps is mobile. It keeps us strong, flexible and young. Not to mention it’s good for you and keeps you healthy.
A very wise man once said;
“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”
That wise man was the one and only, Joseph Pilates. Mr. Pilates was so right. Change does happen if you move and it’s never too late to start.
Take a walk in the park, put on your favorite music and dance in your living room or take a Pilates class. Just move for your body, mind, and soul.
The late Anthony Bourdain quoted once;
“Move as far as you can. As much as you can. Across the ocean or simply across the river. Walk in someone’s shoes or at least eat their food. Open your mind and get off the couch. MOVE.”
So I challenge you to wake-up tomorrow and give your body a gift. The gift being movement. Make it a habit or like me an addiction. Be kind to your body. It’s the only place you have to live.