Believe it or not, exercise can be enjoyable, productive and even mentally stimulating! The body is the part of us that interacts with the environment through movement. The body has an innate intelligence that constantly looks to improving the efficiency of its operations, conserve energy and maximize resources.
The body, like the mind, constantly craves to learn. Part of the fun in learning new information is experiencing how its application can benefit your life.
Early movement evolution began when you learned to crawl and advanced to: walking, running, skipping, bounding and so on. Evolution continued as we entered gyms and exercise classes where new movements were learned such as: squatting, lunging, pressing, lifting etc…
Your movement evolution needs to continue. To change, grow and learn, the body needs to experience stimulation through new movements that it is not used to performing. From this, the desired results of increased metabolism, decreased fat and improved aesthetics will arise. More importantly, your health and longevity will improve and you will be on your way to feeling younger.
Jeffrey A. Dolgan, M.S., RCEP, HFI, BXMO
Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach