January 3, 2015
To better movement and better health.
What physical therapist endorses less exercise? I do. Exercise less. Move more. Move better. Better movement. Better health.
I invite you to take 5 minutes to read this article written by biomechanist Katy Bowman. Then ponder how your thoughts about exercise shape your body and health.
This year, Exercise Less
by Katy Bowman
While almost every disease lists “exercise” as either a preventive or therapeutic treatment, let us not forget the reason we need exercise in the first place is because movement is no longer provided for by our environment. An animal in the zoo needs to be given an exercise program because their habitat limits their biological reflexes. Diseases of captivity are well documented in animals kept outside of their natural habitat. We are too close to our own culture to see ourselves in this same light.