I’ve found that if we can get these three systems functioning better, you recover from illness quicker or prevent it from happening in the first place!
These three systems are:
- Nervous system
- Circulatory system
- Fascial system
The nervous system integrates and coordinates the entire body. There are things that you can do to optimize function.
minimize the use of pointy toed shoes. These really wreck your foot neurology. Go barefoot as often as possible. Do foot exercises like toe lifts and toe spreads. Your feet are integral for nervous system function.
I use the Vibram 5 toe shoes. Looks strange, but it helps my posture!
Your spine and surrounding muscles have huge amounts of receptors that relay information back to the central nervous system. Lack of motion in these joints = lack of information being sent to the CNS. Get some mobility work in, don’t sit for so long, and get your body moving!
Something easy to do at work is to get up every 20 or 30 minutes and stretch. Get some type of movement going!
This system deals with the delivery of nutrients, chemical messengers, and the removal of toxic metabolites. This system is dependent upon hydration, proper nutrition, digestion, breathing (to pump the cerebrospinal fluid), movement (to pump the lymphatics).
- drink water
- eat the right foods for you
- breath properly
- relax/stop stressing out!
The fascial system is important for overall body function. Every organ is covered in this stuff…and your whole body is interconnected through this network. One “kink” in it in one place affects the whole system.
- mobility work everyday
- tennis ball
- lacrosse ball
- foam roller
Keep these 3 in order and the rest will fall into place!
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