Built to Move: The 10 essential habits that will help you live a longer, healthier life
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Built to Move is a must-read for anyone with a body—that is to say, you. The Starretts have written a sweeping yet easy-to-understand and practical guide for anyone who wants to live healthier in the 21st century, from professional athletes to those well beyond retirement age. The book's strength lies in how it blends the authors' decades of cutting-edge practice with breaking science to help us live longer and better. Critically, Built to Move inspires action. It changed how I live my life, and I'm better for it. It'll do the same for you.” So, where does the work begin? With something as unconscious breathing, simply becoming aware of how you’re breathing can already be a game changer. Remember the parameters from before – big, slow, and through the nose. Gabrielle Reece, professional athlete and bestselling author of My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper
I've called Spokane homesince 2008 and have been in the Fitness world since then. From being a Personal Trainer, Small Group Coach and Head Trainer for Fitness Studios. Sitting so much isn’t just keeping us from moving around more – it’s also limiting our movement when we finally do get up off the chair. If you’re sitting, your torso and legs are forming a 90 degree angle. This means your hips are in flexion. But thanks to our sitting culture, most people today have limited hip extension. That's why opening up your hips may be one of the most important practices discussed here
Spending 15 to 30 minutes a day sitting on the floor helps take your hip joints into ranges they don’t normally reach and loads your spine in advantageous ways. Both payoffs help undo some of the pain-inducing positions the body adopts when you sit in a chair for a freakish amount of time to work on a computer or binge-watch a box set.
The good news? Taking care of your body is way less complicated than you think. We’re not talking about weightlifting, yoga, or pilates. Our keyword is “mobility”.
Breathing well means three things above all. It means breathing spaciously – being able to expand your belly, chest, and ribs on the inhale. It also means breathing through your nose – if possible, even during exercise. Mouth breathing is associated with all kinds of health problems such as sleep apnea, snoring, and bloating. Nose breathing, on the other hand, is associated with better lung capacity and increased endurance. Finally, you’ll want to breathe slowly. This activates the parasympathetic nervous system – the part of your body responsible for rest and relaxation. So a good question to ask yourself when you're standing, sitting, or doing any other kind of movement is this: can I breathe well in this position? Abby is our go-to gal for all things behind the scenes at BTM! Catch her helping out with patient care coordination, answering your questions on the phone, leading our community outreach events, and coordinating all the logistics behind the top of the line health care offered at BTM. To know her, is to adore her.
Organised around ten assessments and ten physical practices that anyone can do, Built to Move is designed to improve the way your body feels - less stiffness! fewer aches and pains! - and boost the overall quality of your life, no matter how you spend your time.
The objective of chiropractic adjustments or manipulation is to correct abnormal joint motion within your body. When the deepest articulations of your body (joints) are not functioning properly, surrounding soft tissue structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments) will not perform at their highest capacity. Juliet and Kelly Starrett have given you a detailed, accessible road map to help you move through life feeling better, stronger, and more confident than you ever imagined, no matter where you're starting from. There is no body this book will not revolutionize." All of us, athletes and everyone else, need strategies for daily living. This book has amazing, life-changing insights on how to stay active and pain-free.”