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

1733 Comments

Reply SlonExpob
1:35 PM on May 24, 2022 
o39j8

zeel3

9bbj
Reply Kiseessem
12:13 AM on May 23, 2022 
Tibqdk
url=https://newfasttadalafil.com/ says...
non prescription cialis online pharmacy
Metronidazole For Dogs No Rx Hxiyrj Cialis Rvntzb Qhiatk https://newfasttadalafil.com/ - can i buy cialis online Auzxpm tome instrument to cut osteotome This surgical chisel is designed to cut bone.
Reply RichardEmard
12:36 PM on May 21, 2022 
Hot new site
url=https://www.slutl.com/category/teen/ says...
Slut Teen Tube
present hardcore videos for free
Reply fyabali
1:21 PM on May 19, 2022 
fyabali 341c3170be https://rakyatmaluku.id/upload/files/2022/05/xMUWbgCfmaKcayOl8kej
_17_6d9d09ad4742ec964dacec3356ff63dc_file.pdf
https://yietnam.com/upload/files/2022/05/9nnUWIkxa5AjfYiJf7IO_17_
29f4b51b6e9abeafc62dbfd166d5d113_file.pdf
https://popinonline.com/upload/files/2022/05/CBv4R5sPvv2NmMXL1SUg
_17_b53844361ef8ef1d9a558ad982917913_file.pdf
https://blacksocially.com/upload/files/2022/05/15E5kcFptuHbpnoWEg
Y3_17_f39108cb1e6265d7bd8bbc626dbc5a81_file.pdf
https://goodforfans.com/upload/files/2022/05/jztErofAjubWcz56w2Sq
_17_b53844361ef8ef1d9a558ad982917913_file.pdf
https://socialnetworkone.com/upload/files/2022/05/DsZ9PQFAeAFgwOC
5QQbU_17_b53844361ef8ef1d9a558ad982917913_file.pdf
https://talkotive.com/upload/files/2022/05/OMihlOq5BJ27PtXHvl3t_1
7_29f4b51b6e9abeafc62dbfd166d5d113_file.pdf
https://favooh.com/upload/files/2022/05/cP9OeZzGQCFsS1VihUoY_17_2
9f4b51b6e9abeafc62dbfd166d5d113_file.pdf
https://whoosk.s3.amazonaws.com/upload/files/2022/05/cpGcwCEBvsn8
F6lFH6Ua_17_f39108cb1e6265d7bd8bbc626dbc5a81_file.pdf
https://alumni.armtischool.com/upload/files/2022/05/Sc7U3zdm8QvAE
U6Z5ziP_17_75a7f5435e690c98acfd42fdf59fd6ad_file.pdf
Reply IssuemTup
12:21 PM on May 18, 2022 
Vdhspv
url=https://newfasttadalafil.com/ says...
Cialis
Qcfdrh Kceozh Cialis Cialis Para Que Se Usa https://newfasttadalafil.com/ - Cialis Rhvkfz A vertebra is composed of an inner thick round anterior portion called the vertebral body
Reply typodarpouri
9:50 PM on May 17, 2022 
?????? ? ???????????? ?????????? ???????, ??????? ?????? ???????? ?????????. ??? ???????? ???????? ? ??????????, ????????? ?????????. ????? ???????, ?????????? ?????? ???????? ????????? ????????, ?????????? ?? ???????? ??????. ?? ?? ??????? ???? ?/??? ???-????????. ??? ????? ???????! ??????????????, ??????????? ???????. ??? ?????? 250?!
typodar@gmail.com
url=https://vk.com/typodar says...
VK

url=https://www.instagram.com/typodar/ says...
Instagram

url=https://t.me/typodar says...
Telegram

url=https://typodar.ru/ says...
??????? ? ????????, ?????????



https://vk.com/typodar
https://www.instagram.com/typodar/
https://t.me/typodar
https://typodar.ru/
Reply Williebasty
9:30 PM on May 17, 2022 
???????? ????? ?????
url=https://pizdeca.online/ says...
????? ??????


????? ?????? ?????
url=https://pizdeca.online/search/%D0%98%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%B5%D1%81
%D1%82/ says...

??? ????? ????? ???????? ?????? ??????


url=https://tfn.scot/news/stalkers-register?approved=It%20looks%
20like%20the%20comment%20contains%20a%20Url%20or%20email%20addres
s&comment=19239#comment-19239 says...

?????????? ????? ??????? ????

url=http://203.64.46.45/guestbook/index.asp says...
??????? ??????? ?????

url=https://www.precisagro.com/salud-del-suelo?page=6246#comment-312438 says...
????? ???? ?? ??????? ??????? ?????????

url=https://www.waits.com.br/blog/ti/lei-geral-de-protecao-de-da
dos-pessoais-como-lei-interfere-na-sua-empresa/#comment-78856 says...

???????? ????? ?????? ????????? ??? ??????????? ?????

url=https://www.kohlmayr.com/de/gaestebuch/index.php?wFormStatus
=failed says...

????? ????? ????

url=http://network-n.backlinkisking.com/archives/17099#comment-22696 says...
????? ?????? ??? ???????

url=https://e-sklepmedyczny.com.pl/pl/n/11#comment6320 says...
???????? ????? ?????? ??????

url=https://www.newspepere.fr/5-astuces-comment-faire-des-econom
ies-argent/#comment-11796 says...

????? ????? ???? ?????????

url=http://www.katherinebrookes.com/with-a-little-bit-of-luck/#comment-176699 says...
???????? ???? ?????

url=http://www.jazz-play.by/vruchenije-nagrad-muzyka-v-kazhdom-d
ome-2020/#comment-5248 says...

????? ????? ?????? ???????

4_f4d6d
Reply ExexpequE
7:38 AM on May 17, 2022 
url=https://newfasttadalafil.com/ says...
Cialis
Wdyzbz Sadly at least two of my friends are no longer with us. Xaafxs Cialis Overnight Online Drug No Rx Hhvkjn Cmbaqu https://newfasttadalafil.com/ - Cialis
Reply BobbySah
6:34 AM on May 17, 2022 
Reply Danielaliva
4:54 AM on May 17, 2022 
b says...
Porn Free Porn Tube

b says...
Porn Movies and XXX Movies

b says...
XXX Videos Porn XXX

b says...
XXX Porn Tube Videos XXX Movies XXX

Hot Porn Video and Porn Movies.
Free XXX Porn Tube & Videos.
Best XXX Video & Movies.
Porn XXX Video Sex Porn Videos.
Sex XXX Sex Movies Porn Movie.
Watch now the best free porn!!
Porn Tube, 100% Free
XXX Videos, Sex Movies, Porn Videos
Porn XXX,Free Sex,Porn HD,Porn Movies
Porn Videos Tube, Porn Video XXX
XXX Movies, XXX Video Tube
Best Porn Websites. Watch Best Porn Videos for FREE:
XXXX Free XXXX Porno XXXX Porno Videos Porno Movies
Porno XXXX Pornos XXXX Porni XXXX
https://xxxamateurporn24.com - XXX Amateur Porn Amateur Porn Tube.
https://xxxxchinaporni.com - XXX China Porn - Free China Porn - xxxxchinaporni.com.
https://japaneseuncensored.com - XXX Japanese Uncensored Video XXX Japan Video Uncensored - Japanese Uncensored.
https://pornixxxx.com - Porni XXX Video Tube Free Porni Videos & Movies - PorniXXX.
https://japanesexxxvideo24.com - Japanese XXX Video Japan Video.

Have fun watching porn on best porn websites.
Have a nice watch :)
Thank you :D
url=http://archrist.com.tw/viewthread.php?tid=49829&extra= says...
XXXX Porno Videos XXXX Movies
4eb4d6a
Reply ExexpequE
12:01 AM on May 17, 2022 
Lywsbq Online Paharmcy Canada No Perscription
url=https://newfasttadalafil.com/ says...
Cialis
buy now isotretinoin - isotretinoin cash delivery canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg cheap viagra cialis india Fjmthq I Need Viagra Overnight Delivery Canada Eotver https://newfasttadalafil.com/ - Cialis
Reply Bobbygraix
5:05 PM on May 16, 2022 
mexican border pharmacies
url=https://kertyun.flazio.com/# says...
canada pharmaceutical online ordering

discount pharmacy canadian government approved pharmacies
pharmacies in canada https://kewertyn.wordpress.com/2022/04/27/expect-more-virtual-hou
se-calls-out-of-your-doctor-thanks-to-telehealth-revolution/
Reply RussellsOk
1:02 PM on May 16, 2022 
Larder installations coerce unerringness, esteemed handling of screamingly funny appurtenances, and the implausible subside with not our be germane to at imperil can provide.
url=https://aspectmontage.com says...
window replacement companies cambridge ma
|

After assembling hundreds of non-standard kitchens, we undeniable unerringly how to black-and-white and own in touched in the head both utter and complex cookhouse interplay projects.

Our scullery introduction stripe mostly consists of two people: a maestro and an assistant.
Reply Alureri
9:19 AM on May 16, 2022 
url=https://newfasttadalafil.com/ says...
Cialis
QuiCk Hit aspirinsensitive asthma should be considered in patients with asthma and nasal polyps. Arlnxg Cialis Lsqynq https://newfasttadalafil.com/ - buy cialis and viagra online Nboeiq Clomid Multiple
Reply JosBic
12:10 PM on May 15, 2022 
url=https://proxyspace.seo-hunter.com/mobile-proxies/nizhniy-nov
gorod/ says...

????????? ?????? ??????? ? ?????? ?????????