It is up to us to make sure that our muscles get the attention they need in order to withstand the pressure we place on them for the duration of our lives. The best way to do this is through movement and exercise.
Exercising your muscles is the same thing as practicing an instrument every day, or learning a language. The more regularly you practice that skill, the stronger it gets, and the longer you will retain the knowledge of that skill.
Our muscles play a major role in moving our skeleton. They are the very reason we are able to get up from the chair to walk to the kitchen to grab a banana. But if their functions are not used to their full potential, they eventually stop working efficiently and become weak from a lack of activity. This is why exercise is crucial for the vitality of our muscles.
Even just a daily, moderate 30 minutes of activity to get your heart rate up and your blood flowing through your body properly is sufficient. The important thing to remember is that 1.) you should never push yourself past your limits, because this may actually be a detriment to your muscles, and 2.) you should include exercise as part of your daily routine in order to ensure your muscles help you get the most out of life.
If you are ever injured or in pain, I am here to help relieve that pain through massage therapy! Also, if you would like to know more about my thoughts on exercise and what it does for your body, I would love to help! Make an appointment today!