Active Concept Training

Mobility, Motivation, and Mindful Conditioning

Blog and Chat

why are we working out?

Posted by Chad on September 5, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I haven't posted anything in a while.  People who believe and think the way I do are almost always posting eloquent ideas, theories, and writings...so I will continue to pass those along whenever I think they are pertinent to someone's situation.


Today I woud like to bring up a question...why do we exercise?  I think we have seen enough reason to exercise as it pertains to health benefits.  The other main reason we hear is of course, to look better naked...or on the beach, right?


Well, there is another reason that isn't talked about enough.  This reason, in my opinion, is the most important...that is of nervous system regulation.  Like we read all the time, "exercise relieves stress" but how?  If a person is stuck in the fight or flight response (their autonomic nervous system is "on" all the time) does it really matter how much they exercise?


Have we all heard someone say that they go in for a massage, and it feels good for a while, but then fairly quickly, the tightness or stress "comes back?"  How do we keep stress from coming back?


Our brains do not distinguish between stressors, a job deadine or a lion chasing you.  What then is the difference between these two?  A physical response!  Very rarely in today's vocational world, do we have to run or fight or climb or swim or throw something heavy to physically respond to a stressor.  THIS is why it is MOST important to exercise...for regulation of the nervous system.  The trick is, to know this and think about it!


When you finish with a workout, or playtime, take a few minutes to reflect on the movements you did.  Take a few minutes of calm, either lying down or leaning back or being seated, to drink in what you just accomplished and let your nervous system pendulum swing from the ANS to PNS (turn away from fight or flight being stuck in the on position.)  I personally don't stretch to be flexible, I like positions that allow me to relax, to not feel taxed in any way...to DOWN-REGULATE my nervous system.

(my son down regulating after climbing!)


This is how we regulate our hormones for weight management, for sleep, for health.  We can't be stuck in any one rhythm...we need them all to regulate our well being.   Think about down-regulation after your next few workouts, and see if you don't feel better for hours afterward!


Have fun moving!

Categories: Mobility, Mindful Conditioning, Fitness/Tasks

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

199 Comments

Reply MichaelZef
8:45 AM on April 13, 2019 
url=http://whatsappbot.flyland.ru/ says...
Reply BathroomsFaw
1:43 AM on April 13, 2019 
Hey!

Bathroom ideas Nolita -
url=https://bathroom-remodel.club says...
Bathroom design
Reply KRevohag
12:31 AM on April 5, 2019 
Each room apartments, houses, cottages or other housing Boerum Hill unique and has its own high-functional load. And this setting especially is related to kitchens.
Green kitchen renovation difficult events, when is all this perform your own hands
In the production company General Partnership RDNWUN Hunts Point involved competent specialists, exactly they much understand about Kitchens and renovations.
Create personal interior by all your drawings . Work is underway with by customer on all, without exception stages commit multilateral analysis of features objects,perform preliminary calculations. If the customer If there are other questions you can ask our consultants and find out answer to them with detailed illustration and explanation .

The Company ready to provide first class 20000 kitchen renovation by democratic prices . Specialists with great professional experience work can help whole rebuild in a few weeks perform relatively inexpensive repair . The price depends on selected package of services, scope of work .

Makeshift kitchen during remodel Prospect Hights -
url=https://kitchen-renovation.club says...
kitchen renovation
Reply BathroomsFaw
3:40 AM on March 18, 2019 
Hi!

Bath remodels on a budget Midwood :
url=https://bathroom-remodel.club says...
Lowes small bathroom remodel
Reply KRevohag
10:49 PM on March 8, 2019 
Any room apartments, houses, cottages or other housing West Village unique and contains own high-functional load. And this setting especially touches kitchens.
Kitchen and laundry renovations perhaps most difficult occupation in any house
In the production company Corporation MISRE Concord work competent specialists, they much know about Square kitchen remodel.
We create original furnishings , paying attention to standards safety and functionality . Work is underway with customer on of all stages commit multilateral analysis of features apartments ,produce preliminary calculations. In the event of occurrence questions .

The Holding provides quality Kitchen and bathroom renovations central coast by democratic tariffs . Experienced Masters with great professional experience work help completely upgrade in a few weeks perform affordable price repair . The price depends on selected style of kitchen.

Classic kitchen renovations Chelsea :
url=https://kitchen-renovation.club says...
kitchen renovation Aptune Manhattan
Reply faktor2010125l
7:00 AM on March 6, 2019 
.
Reply SharonUnwiz
6:24 AM on March 4, 2019 
Perfect update of captcha breaking software "XRumer 16.0 + XEvil 4.0":
captcha regignizing of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex,
and more than 8400 another categories of captchas,
with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
You can use XEvil 4.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, GSA SER, ZennoPoster, Srapebox, Senuke, and more than 100 of other programms.

Interested? You can find a lot of introducing videos about XEvil in YouTube.

FREE DEMO AVAILABLE!

See you later!
Reply JacobCox
11:47 PM on February 26, 2019 
url=http://onebetbest.com/push.php says...
url=http://tigercoon.ru says...
.

url=http://onebetbest.com/push.php says...
()
.
=================================================================
===========
Hi I want to introduce you to the affiliate program at
url=http://onebetbest.com/push.php says...
push monetization

Anyone who is interested in this kind of earnings you can go to
url=http://onebetbest.com/push.php says...
the LINK(CLICK)
for registration.
Reply Timothybuh
1:45 AM on February 24, 2019 
! !
:
b says...
url=http://kinovalenok.tv/ says...
http://kinovalenok.tv/

: http://kinovalenok.tv/otechestvennyy/ 2018
: http://kinovalenok.tv/priklyucheniya/ 2019
: hd http://kinovalenok.tv/novinki/ 2018
: http://kinovalenok.tv/1909-yuzhnyy-park-south-park-sezon-9-2005.h
tml
b says...
/ South Park ( 9) (2005)

:
url=http://kinovalenok.tv/11007-zaschitniki-zhivotnyh-prosyat-di
sney-spasti-rybku-dori.html says...

Disney
b says...
Disney
Reply JeffreySab
10:47 AM on February 12, 2019 
ross university school of medicine review http://gificlimited.com/shop/dermipred-en-pharmacie.html pill for premature ejaculation
Reply CarolynBroft
6:48 PM on February 8, 2019 
http://bit.ly/2TAe97I

url=http://bit.ly/2TAe97I says...
Reply Alfredcer
4:16 PM on February 7, 2019 
http://bit.ly/2FZ6wUt

url=http://bit.ly/2FZ6wUt says...
Reply DonnaNup
4:35 AM on February 7, 2019 
https://www.emza.ru/category/sumki-dlja-mami.html

url=https://www.emza.ru/category/sumki-dlja-mami.html says...
Reply Mollieicoke
9:04 AM on February 1, 2019 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHDdbMJMQYQ

url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHDdbMJMQYQ says...
Reply Stephenhek
11:14 AM on January 30, 2019 
http://bit.ly/2TgPoNy

url=http://bit.ly/2TgPoNy says...
Reply Stephenhek
4:12 AM on January 30, 2019 
http://bit.ly/2RLP8cI

url=http://bit.ly/2RLP8cI says...
Reply HelenObjek
10:23 AM on January 28, 2019 
url=http://bit.ly/2RMW8q2 says...

http://bit.ly/2RMW8q2
Reply CheryleFoemo
1:53 AM on January 28, 2019 
url=http://bit.ly/2FMr43i says...

http://bit.ly/2FMr43i
Reply Dianemaync
7:14 AM on January 27, 2019 
url=http://bit.ly/2RctEk8 says...

http://bit.ly/2RctEk8
Reply Clarahefly
3:47 PM on January 26, 2019 
url=http://bit.ly/2Whun7j says...

http://bit.ly/2Whun7j