4-Pillar Foundation Series: The Power of Movement

4-Pillar Foundation Series: The Power of Movement

From your brain to your joints, movement has the power to improve every part of your body. And it’s not just about high-impact, sweat-inducing exercise, either. It’s simple – whether you choose to implement small movements into your routine or try a new activity like cycling or yoga, increasing your daily movement can help upgrade your overall health. Here’s how movement affects the body:

Brain Function

Walking just 30-40 minutes a day three times a week can help an aging brain stay sharper and more focused. Movement makes for better brain function.

Cardiovascular Health

Healthy heart and lungs are essential to maintaining energy and quality of life. Regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by 50 percent. Take it up a notch with regular circuit training with a trainer or in a small group to work heart, lungs and muscles without much break time. Keeping your heart rate elevated can improve cardiorespiratory endurance.

Bone Density

Any weight-bearing movement builds bone density. Yoga, weight training and body weight exercises used in circuit training are all great ways to keep bones strong and prevent injury.

Balance, Fall Prevention & Joint Health

The muscles of the body need regular movement to stay strong and flexible, supporting the musculoskeletal structure and all its moving parts and helping us keep our balance. Mind-body exercises like yoga, Ai Chi and Pilates make us more aware of our center of balance and keep our muscles toned and flexible.

Whatever goal keeps you moving, know that regular movement will benefit your overall health in more ways than one. EXOS Methodology teaches us that healthy bodies are built on a 4-Pillar Foundation for Health: mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. Build your own foundation for health with regular exercise, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your health goals.