Creating positive habits is a big part of achieving fitness and nutrition goals while feeling your best. Yoga instructor Lee Carson shares a favorite personal trainer tip for fitting in regular fascia maintenance.
“Just like brushing your teeth, certain areas of our fascia need daily attention to keep from developing into larger problems. Imagine if you didn’t brush your teeth for 2-3 days. Just like dental health translates to overall organ health (or the opposite if ignored), fascia health keeps the physical body at it’s best. More and more research is pointing to the related link between physical health and our ability to think, be creative and at our best.
I keep two lacrosse balls in the drawer with my toothpaste. While I brush my teeth morning and night, I put the balls on the floor and roll out my plantar fascia (one of my problem areas) during my two minutes of brushing. It doesn’t add any time to my day, but gets in regular fascia maintenance. And I do notice a difference if I skip it.”
Lee’s personal training philosophy
Our bodies are incredibly efficient. If there are joints, muscles and functions that we don’t use, our body stops maintaining those areas, putting attention to what we do use. Yoga is a powerful way to keep our joints moving, our muscles at their proper length and fresh, oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood moving throughout our system. These aspects make yoga a tonic of youth.
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