Practicing movement can be what helps keep you moving.
I saw a great video of a group of seniors in China who meet outside to practice movement.
This group were doing calisthenics and gymnastics way into their 70’s.
Not just touching toes, but doing splits. It was amazing and bizarre to watch.
The strength they exhibited, along with flexibility was very unexpected.
It gave me hope that even if I never reach that level there is the possibility to be amazing.
Start off Small
Small in this case means pushing you to your limits, where you are at.
Not measuring your ability against anything outside yourself.
Finding inspiration, like the Chinese seniors, is a great way to be motivated as long as expectations are kept in check.
I know that most likely I will never be as flexible and strong as the people I saw, but I will be the most that I can be.
Why do I think it is important..?
Because it will help with balance and staying mobile for a long time.
Mobility and Longevity
Watching my parents navigate the world, I see how important it is to have confidence in moving through an environment.
How you experience life can shift to be more cautious just through your movement style.
Confidence in movement can help you stay connected to that feeling of confidence.
Which can allow you to advocate for yourself in situations you come against.
In what ways do you find mobility, flexibility, and strength enhance your life?
Will you training today give you a boost of confidence?