The Movements You Should Perform EveryDay - Part I

We hate to sound like Debbie Downers, but there's a major discrepancy in our current lifestyle habits versus the way we were meant to live.  Think about this for a second.

In the morning we sit down to eat breakfast and have our morning cup of coffee. Afterwards, we sit on our commute to work. Once you get to work, you're at your desk for another eight hours in a seated position. When heading home, you're sitting again. Finally, you finish your day off by lounging on the couch and relaxing after a long day. Without recognizing it, you've been sitting on your butt the entire day, and start blaming your genetics and age for the back pain you've been dealing with for years. Does this sound familiar?

We usually exercise a handful of days weekly for roughly an hour and deem that enough to combat all the stress we place on our body.  Overtime, we have aches and pains, and start blaming our genetics or age for the reason your back is sore when you wake up every morning.

We firmly believe that you should be moving your joints through their entire range of motion daily. We do this through what's deemed a Controlled Articular Rotation (CARs) routine. The health benefits behind CARs are:

  • Maintenance of joint health and range of motion.
  • Developing awareness about how to increase control of each joint.
  • They serve as a self-assessment tool to help you understand your current joint restrictions.  
  • Time-efficiency is key. It takes no more than ten minutes to complete your total body CARs routine.

This week, we're breaking down half of the daily CARs routine, starting with the upper body. We guarantee that you'll be amazed at the improvements you can make in a short period of time just by moving a joint through it's full range of motion. Whether you have limited shoulder mobility, or an achy wrist, consistent practice of your CARs can dramatically improve any limitations that might be present.

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