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Top 12 Tips for a Healthier Life: Part 1 – Move Your Body

Top 12 Tips for a Healthier Life: Part 1 – Move Your Body

The last few weeks have found me meeting and greeting a new wave of clients as migratory patterns back to the rock and post summer/kids back at school enthusiasm has sparked a number of you to kick start health related activity such as regular massage.

One question that often pops up from new clients is…

“So what is the best thing I can do for my health/wellbeing?”



My response will depend on where that person is in their health story but draws on a range of ideas from our modern understanding of the body; ancient wisdom and all things in between.

Here is PART 1 of my latest thinking…

1: Move Your Body

This is always one of the first ones I mention.

The stiffness and stuckness that comes with not moving enough of your body, in a range of ways, often, is detrimental to your health on many levels.

Movement is :

  • Good for the heart;
  • Encourages the functioning of your internal organs;
  • Moves fluids around your body carrying oxygen and nutrients for repair;
  • Stretches your skin, fascia, muscles, ligaments and tendons;
  • Lubricates joints;
  • Boosts your immune system;
  • Helps us eliminate waste;
  • Releases feel good hormones that shift your mood;
  • Lower blood pressure;
  • Improves metabolism and levels of cholesterol and triglycerides;
  • Can help reduce the risk of diabetes and the risk of certain cancers;
  • Can help you maintain a healthy weight.

It’s a no brainer really. You gotta move that body. BUT we already knew that right?

New News

What’s relatively new in the world of research is that even if you exercise regularly, if you then spend hours sitting / sedentary, you are not doing as much as you could to reduce the risks of ill health. The research suggests little and often movement for ‘sitters’ is as vital as a few hours in the gym a week.

  • Get up every hour
  • Walk around the office
  • Sit on a fit ball instead of a chair
  • Get a standing desk

These are all good ways to ‘move the body’ whilst being a diligent desk bunny.

Watch this blog for my posts on different ways to get moving, curious now? Start with this one.

See you soon.

Cat Moyle x

Holistic Body Worker and Wellbeing Adviser on the Island of Malta

PS thanks again to www.gratisography.com for images 🙂

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