THE MOVEMENT DOMAIN
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BJ Palmer said, “Life is motion.” To not move is to slowly die. From brain health to flourishing emotionally and physically, daily movement is critical. In our fast paced culture, however, movement is more often than not placed at the bottom of the priority list. “I’ll get to it after I do X” is a daily mantra. Then you add in working at a desk all day, spending hours in front of a TV screen, gaming on a cell phone, or streaming on a computer and all of a sudden putting on a pair of sneakers and heading out to the park or gym becomes unappealing. Add in that exercise just sounds like extra effort and the next thing you know you’re overweight, sluggish and doing less and less; the downward spiral to sickness and disease has begun.
So, what does it mean to MOVE? Three words, STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, and ENDURANCE. But isn’t it different if I’m 19 or 90? Absolutely! In your teens and 20’s, “Bigger, Faster, Stronger and Looking Good” is a theme. In your 30’s and 40’s it’s likely about Peak Performance. Then in your 50’s and 60’s staying fit and being able to enjoy life is more important than lifting the next 20 pounds at the gym. Finally, as we approach the last quarter of our lives, strength is vital; the ability to stand, walk, lift and balance can mean the difference between a vibrant life and one of extreme restriction.
LET’S GET MOVING
HOW TO USE THE MLiQ MOVEMENT DOMAIN
Take the MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT.
It’s a series of tests designed to measure and score your STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY AND ENDURANCE. Each test has a video and audio narrative to explain how to do the test correctly. Listen and watch these quick videos before trying to perform the movement. We strongly recommend that you have someone with you to assist and record your results.
Record your RESULTS.
The ranges seem broad, but they are more accurate than you might think. We all have an internal image of who we think we are and the level at which we believe we can perform. This is usually formed early in life and is rarely the level we can perform at today. So, we’ve created tests designed to more objectively measure your abilities.
Once you have your SCORE we will suggest that you begin at the BASIC, INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, or ADVANCED LEVEL. There’s nothing to prove here and eventually, you’ll make it to the ADVANCED LEVEL, so don’t push it, get injured or frustrated and then decide to quit. Be done with the macho routine, this is about getting fit and healthy by making consistent changes at a pace that works for you and inspires you to do more.
There are two paths for you to choose from based solely on your preference. One of the paths is YOGA-based, the other is GYM-based. Each PATH has a BASIC-INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED protocol. Choose your PROTOCOL, select your LEVEL and follow the instructor.
REMEMBER THE RULE HERE IS CONSISTENCY.