The downside of female fitness competition, for her, was brought to the fore. She explained that she ‘now’ works out for self-improvement and health maintenance.
Sidebends balance the body in that they lengthen the abdominal muscles, hips and (lateral) thighs
Backbends can be restoratively releasing to the front of the body and engagingly stimulating to the back of the body
Forward bending is used to release tension and tightness in the back of the body.
The stigma that is connected to exercise is that it is tedious, it is boring, it is difficult. Life, in general, can encompass these things, based on perception.
Many people exercise. In that group, many exercise regularly. Yet, in that same group, how many recognize the importance for change in their routines?
It seems that in modern society, movement, exercise, is an auxiliary activity. In light of the typically mundane acts of sleeping, going to work, coming home, spending time with family, playing computer games, there is little to no time given to physical activity (movement, exercise)
As one who is aging, I have often pondered “How much protein is enough, too much, not enough”?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is not a death sentence. Is it hereditary? Is it trauma induced? Maybe both . . . or neither. What is important is that movement, strengthening and flexibility (SMF) be maintained so that operational procedures be avoided for as long as is possible
I am of the mindset that driving a mile or two below the posted speed limit (or five mph slower than normal) would greatly influence a reduction in automobile accidents.