Have you ever tracked how much movement you do in a day? Not only how many steps you take, or the length of your spin class, but have you noticed how often you get in and out from a chair? How you sit at work (and for how long)? Up and down off the ground? In and out of bed?
All of these activities can nourish and support our bodies, or create challenge and wear. The outcomes depend on the mechanics we use, and how successful we are in monitoring the account of our physical health (read more about the checking account theory here).
Over the course of this month, I will take you through a typical day and highlight the work you can do to improve your outcome- both for your musculoskeletal and nervous system.
Today, I serve up practices you can use in the morning to set yourself up for a good day. Please keep your eyes peeled for movement during the work day and while relaxing at night to follow in coming weeks.
Moving Through Your Morning:
When you wake, how are you getting out of bed? Do you wake with stiffness that requires movement? Do you lift your chest like Frankenstein coming to sit in your bed before swinging your legs out?