Why Movement By Itself is Not the Solution

Why Movement by it self is not the solution

The question of whether diet or exercise is more important comes up so often. The answer is short. Neither.

We are a living organism which means there are so many damn factors that determine our health and our performance.

I am a big believer that improving one’s overall health will completely improve one’s physical performance and one’s body composition. It has always seemed odd to me when so many factors are left out in a athletic field when trying to increase performance. Slowly this is catching on. What we preach at The Wild Movement is what I really believe can truly take anyone to optimised health and living.

If we only concentrate on training the positive effects of training are not long lasting. We need to create the right environment in our body for the adaptation we are hoping for to occur. The right environment needs the other three pillars of health.

Sleep, Stress and Food all need to be taken care of. Richard Gabriel (The Primal Way) recently did a workshop for our members on Stress and showed us that sleep should be the first and foremost concern. Without good sleep, stress hormones are higher, food choices are worst, food is digested not as well, and we either don’t train, train with less intensity or training simply causes more negative stress.

For too long our culture has looked at band aid solutions to health. It is time we start looking at the bigger underlying picture. Every person deserves good health which also means they are strong, able, fit and lean. If you do not tick these boxes maybe it’s time to start looking at your overall health through the four pillars of health (sleep, stress, food and physical movement) instead of just concentrating on one. They all work together, the body is dynamic.

At The Wild Movement we give you the tools through work shops by guest presenters and online education to ensure you can be slowly moving towards a greater picture of health. If you would like to start where we recommend, with sleep then please register your details on our home page and you can ensure your health is off to a good start.

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