How does the human brain relate to exercise and physical fitness? Our brains are designed specifically to promote efficient movement, to sense when there is a threat, or to simply keep us on track for survival.
When we move our bodies in intentional, properly aligned ways, we make great strides toward higher athletic performance, less pain, and a healthier overall state of living. However, when our movement is inhibited by injury, surgery, or wear and tear from our everyday lives, our bodies can experience increasing pain, dysfunction, and a decrease in range and quality of motion.
How can we as humans help our body to move well?
Maybe you've heard the buzz word "neuroplasticity" in the news and media over the past several years. Did you know that there is now a way to work with the brain and movement to activate better movement patterns? It's called Z Health, and it plays a huge role in the movement work we do here at Pilates the First Step.
Stay tuned as we dive into neuroplasticity drills and the role that the neurons of our brains play in the relationship between physical fitness and brain function.
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