One of our new clients was recently on a car trip with her family, headed to a theme park for a long weekend getaway. She had been planning it for months.
She even put in extra time at work to get ahead, logging extra hours in front of the computer.
Finally, they were on their way! They stopped at a restaurant for a quick lunch, and when she went to get out of the car … her entire body locked up.
Her hips, lower back, and legs did NOT want to move.
She told me she ended up doing a slow shuffle across the parking lot.
Her kids thought it was funny, but she just thought, ‘Oh no!’
That pain continued for the entire trip. She was afraid to go on the rides at the park, and she passed on all of the fun water activities with her family.
She’d already been having some tightness & soreness before the trip from all of her sitting at work, but those extra hours pushed her body over the edge.
Whether it’s sitting all day for work, hunching over your phone, or just plain slouching in line at the grocery store – if it becomes a habit, it can begin to have a long-term effect on your body.
Experts estimate 80% of people will have back pain at some point during their life, much of it preventable … and I don’t want you to be one of them!
Your mobility has EVERYTHING to do with not only how you move and feel … but with the quality of life you have.
That’s why in the next few weeks I’m going to be talking a lot about your muscles and why it’s SO IMPORTANT to keep them strong and supple (beyond just how they make you look!).
You won’t even believe some of the stats I’m going to share with you!
Because when you feel better, you move better, and vice versa!
Sometimes, making a slight change in your lifestyle or everyday diet can have a HUGE payoff. There are a lot of foods out there that can increase inflammation in your body.
Research shows that some body parts naturally get less mobile (i.e., more locked-up) as we get older – starting as early as our 30s and 40s.
My jaw dropped when I saw this fact a while ago. Did you know that there is a drug that 85% of us use every single day? If you’re one of them, I have a little assignment for you. 🙂 No, I am not going to ask you to quit.
Did you have a great morning? If you did, it probably wasn’t by accident. You either: Made the decision (even if you didn’t consciously do it!) when you woke up to have a GREAT morning. And/or …It was great by DEFAULT because you’ve created your own morning routine that set you up for a successful day!