Personally, I’ve always been strong, fit and fairly flexible. There was, however, something lacking in my fitness regime! Joint mobility. Since I started regularly practicing joint mobility, my body is free of aches and recurring injuries. For the life of me I could not understand the persisting injury in my left hip. I now understand it was a lack of joint mobility.
Improve your range of motion
A flexible person may not have the balance, core strength, or neuromuscular coordination to perform movements that a person with great mobility can. With this in mind, it’s better to be inflexible with good mobility, than flexible with poor mobility. Having lean muscles on you is all well and good. However, without adequate stretching and mobility work the tissue will shorten. Then the ability to move the respective joints through its range of motion under control will be compromised.
So what can we do?
For a remarkable impact on your well-being, I would suggest introducing a simple joint mobility routine. This will act as general maintenance for your body and keep those joints well oiled; just as a car needs oiling.
Joint mobilization is designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms. It will also release tension and improve range of motion and flexibility in the joint. By regularly practicing joint mobility exercises you will be stimulating and circulating synovial fluid within the capsule, and actually “washing” the joint! In addition, you’ll be lubricating the moving parts and removing unwanted waste products. You’ll be totally revitalizing your joints and preventing injury.
4 minutes a day
It literally takes no more than four minutes a day to move your joints through their full range of motion in a controlled manner. These exercises should be incorporated into your exercise regime every day. Do it on your own, or as part of a warm-up. Or even better, start your day with a joint mobility routine.
Jenni’s Live Demonstration and Interview on LongevityLive
Jenni Rivett spoke to Longevity Live about what it’s like to train Princess Dianna and why she auctioned some of her special memorabilia. She also explained how she stays in great shape and demonstrated some essential exercises anyone can do from home.
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