When you think about improving your health, it can encompass many different things. Your approach to improving health will depend on your wellness goals. What do you want to achieve? Better fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, improved sports performance, weight loss, stress management. There are many components to a well-planned health improvement program for optimal wellness and whole-body health.
However, fitness is one of the most important parts of any health improvement plan. Exercising daily and maintaining an active lifestyle are vital to maintaining good health. Good functional movement clothing will help you achieve a strong, fit and flexible body that works well to keep you safe and injury free for optimal wellness!
Evaluate this question; How often when you exercise do you “switch off”?
Many people rely on their electronic toys to distract them from what their bodies are doing during a workout. Almost everyone exercises by watching TV, reading on their Kindle or iPad, or listening to music through their headphones. People don’t realize they are losing focus on what their body is doing by paying more attention to the book, show, or song they are watching or listening to than what they are doing while moving! The body ends up working on autopilot. Who knows if the right muscles are doing the job, because we’re too busy singing our favorite song or watching TV to pay attention to what we’re doing.
To get the most benefits from your physical activities, it’s important to “tune in” and pay attention to what your body is doing as you move. This is one of the great benefits of Pilates training. There is usually no music, you MUST pay attention to everything your body is doing from head to toe throughout the entire workout. Breathing, control, focus, flow, rhythm, and precision are constantly being adjusted and corrected because you are consciously moving your body.
Striving for balanced muscle development to stay fit and injury free requires attention. Mental ability is needed to tell the body what to do and how to move. And then it’s important to pay attention and notice if the body is doing exactly what you’ve asked it to do.
That is why it is so important to “tune in”! You can get much better results if you are aware of what your body is doing. Not only do you get a chance to notice if you’re working well, but you can also quickly assess whether you’re doing things right or wrong and make adjustments. Why waste time during your workouts? Tune in to practice functional and efficient movement habits to improve your health!
By concentrating on what you are doing, you will become more aware of how things feel, which muscles are actually working or not working, how easy or difficult the challenge is. Learn to be aware of your body’s posture as you move, feel the right muscles doing the work, and notice if you’re breathing correctly.
These may all seem like small, simple things to pay attention to, but when you start keeping them in mind during every second of your workouts, you will get BIG results. To get the best possible results from your health improvement program, start by reassessing your health and fitness goals. Review your wellness routine, then “tune in” and see what you notice!
If you need help optimizing your form, function, and making sure you have the right exercises in your training program to get results, consult with a Pilates teacher or functional movement specialist. Quickly improve your functional movement habits and increase the results of your training efforts!
Better Functional Movement Habits + Repetition of Good Habits with Exercise = Incredible Health-Enhancing Benefits!
Get the most out of your efforts to improve health all the time! “TUNE IN” and pay close attention to form and function for optimal fitness.