What is the best form of exercise?

blog

Seriously, y’all.

Your body was designed to move often and much.

While I am a HUGE advocate of strength training and other forms of “exercise”, I am a bigger advocate of moving your body in as many ways as you can because you can.

I have literally had women tell me over the years that they just weren’t movers…it wasn’t their thing.

If you are a human, you are a mover.

At what point along the timeline of growing up did you decide to put movement in a pretty little box called “exercise” that you begrudgingly force yourself to do for an hour or so several times a week only under the guidance of an “expert”, and most often in a gym or a studio setting?

I mean no disrespect to the fitness industry here, or those who work in it (I have been working in the industry for nearly 20 years). But I do think the industry has played a role in creating some false beliefs about the type of movement that nourishes the human body and we have allowed those beliefs to rob us of the simplicity of incorporating more movement into our daily life.

Instructors and classes can be instrumental in helping us to break bad habits, build effective programming for specific goals, or to reach goals more efficiently, but “exercise” is not the end-all-be-all to movement….not by a long shot.

According to the beloved bio-mechanist, Katy Bowman, “People have not exercised throughout history. Exercise is the modern man’s equivalent to nutritional supplements. In the same way supplements should not be bulk of your diet, exercise should not be the bulk of your movement profile.”

When we enjoy something, we tend to keep doing it.

So, move in the ways that light you up: walk, dance, chase your kids, start a garden.

And if you need a little help getting started, consider joining us in Rumble & Rise for the month of November where our focus will be MOVE Your Health to Higher Ground!

What is the best form of exercise?

#five2thrive: A Free Five Part Video Series

A deep dive into the foundational five that will help you physically and emotionally thrive.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This