Made to move

Our bodies were made to move! We often get hung up on the idea of needing to be flexible or strong, and forget that neither of these fitness components have any value if we don’t have mobility. This all begins at the joints. We have 360 joints in the body – they were designed to be used and moved.

When we stop moving and spend more time sitting these joints become less mobile and over time it begins to restrict your overall movement. If you get an injury, the initial reaction is to protect which results in stiffen and not move the closest joints to the injury. By not moving the joints this restricts circulation of fresh healing blood to the point of injury.

Again, over time this restricts and decreases the mobility in the area joints over time. (*In cases of actual joint injury, immobilization can be the first stage of treatment but will have the same result of stiffness and loss of mobility.)

One of the best things you can do for your body on a daily basis is to spend five to ten minutes a day (best in the mornings or before a workout) applying a joint mobility routine to your daily rituals. This means to spend time focusing on moving every joint in your body and working to increase the range of motion throughout the joints.

There are so many benefits to doing this such as: increasing circulation of blood throughout the body, warming up the body for strength training, helps eliminate stiffness in the body, increases your range of motion, helps prepare the tendons for flexibility work and so much more. Give it a try and see for yourself!

FIRST28 specifically teaches you a joint mobility routine for your MOVEMENT warm-up to help you gain these daily benefits by just moving all those joints.

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