Humans can go for days without eating or drinking but 5 minutes without oxygen to the brain and we start to go brain dead. It’s an understatement to say that breathing is a vital process. To keep a fire going, you need oxygen. Keeping our bodies going is no different. We breathe in oxygen, which goes into our bloodstream and the blood carries the oxygen to our muscles.
Voila! We can move!
The blood also carries oxygen to our organs in order to keep us fully functioning. This is a very simplistic way of thinking about the whole process but it gives us the idea of how important this whole breathing thing is.
The way that we move can either help or hinder the way oxygen gets transported through our Healthy Body. “Proper” movement. I use quotation marks because I don’t like the idea of an absolute right or wrong when it comes to movement.
But there are certainly ways of movement that will allow for improved Healthy Body performance and reduced risk of injury. This ensures that our blood and oxygen will flow where it needs to go. If our muscles are too tight, however, this will restrict the flow of blood and oxygen through our Healthy Body. Since the cells all throughout our Healthy Body require oxygen, restricting blood flow will limit our performance and diminish our health.
If you think your Healthy Body is not moving how it should, you might benefit from Stretch Therapy. Many people are surprised at how relaxed, light and free their Healthy Body feels after a treatment!