Humans are Built for Movement

Humans are among the most complex movers on the planet, but so often we take our physiology for granted. Consider a tortoise for a moment. It can’t climb a tree, or practice handstands at the park. It’s structurally incapable of treading water. We have a freedom of physical expression unknown to most species. To be born human is to be a natural athlete by organic design.

Movement Exploration

If you think back, your first memories of movement are probably playful. Movement in childhood is without agenda

Humans are among the most complex movers on the planet, but so often we take our physiology for granted. Consider a tortoise for a moment. It can’t climb a tree, or practice handstands at the park. It’s structurally incapable of treading water. We have a freedom of physical expression unknown to most species. To be born human is to be a natural athlete by organic design.

Movement Exploration

If you think back, your first memories of movement are probably playful. Movement in childhood is without agenda beyond exploration and fun. Exercise is a modern concept. We hit the gym. Do some crunches. Hire a personal trainer. Maybe it feels like a chore, but we get through it because we want to look good at the beach.

There’s nothing wrong with training for aesthetics, but children have a softer approach to movement. They aren’t trying to tame the body, or make it fit into a shape. They roll down grassy hills, and stomp in puddles. They get dirty. Before we could crawl we practiced rolling over. Once we were strong enough, we learned to pull ourselves up and walk. We were curious. We reached out and touched the world around us. But somewhere along the way most of us lose this animal innocence of the body.

A Prescription for Play

Beyond nice abs, physical fitness improves all systems from circulation to immunity. It’s beneficial to mental health, confidence, and emotional balance, yet we now move less than ever. Many of us unwind in front of the television after a long day at the office. Cars take us where we need to go, and Amazon delivers just about anything a person could want.

But we evolved to move in a variety of ways, and we’re healthier when we do. Animals develop functional strength because their survival depends on it, but our own existence is no longer determined by our ability to sprint fast enough to catch dinner. Personal trainers are taught ways to get you to move more. They provide functional movement through activities. In home personal trainers take it step further my making the process easier and more natural.

We live in beautiful, complex bodies. Let’s move more. Strive to crush your fitness goals, but let’s also remember to play. If needed, hire an in-home personal trainer to help make you reach your goals.