In my internet browsing I was able to come across a very interesting video that I think is very well done. The essence of the video is that walking 30 minutes a day has a very broad spectrum of health benefits. I encourage everyone to watch this video! I will provide a brief discussion after the video to offer my take on it.
From the video it is very well explained that walking is possibly the single best thing for promoting health. From a slightly more simple point of view than the convincing one offered by Dr. Mike Evans, walking is a quintessential human activity. Every single part of our body is built with upright, two-legged walking in mind. Our organs sit where and how they do because we walk upright. Our arms and legs show very clearly that we are built to walk upright. All of our systems (especially our passive circulation – veins and lymphatic circulation) absolutely rely on walking upright. It should be obvious to everyone that walking is ESSENTIAL to health.
To add my own 2 cents, I see 3 of the top things to promote health that work impeccably well together (in no order of importance – your order depends on your needs and which one is most out of balance):
1. Walk – you are built to do it.
2. Eat according to your biology – you require certain foods without which your body CAN NOT function appropriately.
3. Ensure that your body is aligned properly so that none of your parts function less than optimally (this is where Osteopathy helps – we are all affected by gravity and we all live with the same basic architecture and Osteopathy ensures that it works the way it is supposed to work).
Everything in your body is connected. Everything needs balance in all other parts to work properly. If you want the biggest bang for your buck, walking and eating appropriately will be huge, to ensure that those 2 things do the best they can for your health Osteopathy is the way to go!
Find your inner health by recognizing and respecting your biology!