Circulate for Circulation
Life doesn’t leave much time for movement outside of what it takes to get back and forth to work or school with a little family time here and there (unless you have committed to some type of athletic activities).
What if making time for a few minutes of daily intentional movement could improve many of your circulation issues and emotional and mental hiccups. I’m sure you’ve heard this before though: Many of the common health issues in those areas involve and evolve around the circulation of your blood and the nutrients and oxygen it carries. Coupling movement, deep breathing, and a diet that answers to the needs of your body and energy level will improve your current and future state of well-being.
Think about that. Ultimately, you have the ability to control—if your blood flows easily—what flows within your blood and what area of your body blood flows to. Yeah, I know it's beginning to sound like a lot of work, and honestly it is, but only until you experience the benefits yourself. The rewards far outweigh the work. What you consume will play just as big a part as your movement, but let’s take it one step at a time. Regardless of your job type, from sitting at your desk for hours to repetitively picking up items, you need to stretch and move each muscle. Most people think this only applies to people that have office jobs, but that’s far from the truth. Just as much as those sitting behind a desk, those reaching to one side over and over and over, along with those lifting heavy objects need stretching to loosen up the muscles being continuously over-worked.
In addition to our day job and physical fitness routines, stress adds a lot of unaccounted for tension to our muscles, particularly the ones connected to our groin, shoulder, and neck area. How you ever caught yourself clamping your knees together or clenching your jaws during an argument or stressful day? Stress restricts the blood flow to your vital organs, affecting the performance of the immune, digestive, and respiratory system. Stress can definitely be a silent killer, but only if you let it. Take some time to figure out how your body processes stress, then apply a bit of effort to alleviate what’s causing the unwanted stresses.