The Importance Of Movement.

The body relies on ‘biological plumbing’ to move substances from one place to another. It uses features like pumps, pipes, valves, and taps to distribute nutrients and remove waste. This system relies on both active, and passive, pumping mechanisms using salts, minerals, and your body movement to operate effectively.

The body actively pumps critical fluids, like freshly oxygenated blood. But others, like de-oxygenated blood and lymph, rely on contractions in nearby muscles, they have no active pump. This means that sitting still for prolonged periods reduce blood flow, and disrupts circulation.

Mother Nature’s design is Movement. Movement supports the system of biological plumbing. Stagnation of fluids means nutrients can’t be received and waste can’t be removed. ‘Sitting Disease’ is a public health concern, Movement is not optional, it’s a critical function of the biological system.


Exercise is beneficial for mental health, even a little movement can significantly improve your mood. When we are active, the brain stimulates and rewards us with neurochemicals that feel good and substances that help the body function.

Mental pathways connecting the brain and body are reinforced by physical activity, keeping the mind supple, and retaining balance as we age. After exercising we also feel calmer, stress hormones are ‘used up’ and post-activity ‘relaxation’ signals are triggered.

Moving muscles is critical for their growth and repair. The body prioritises cellular renewal in tissues being actively used. So if you don’t move it you will lose it. If you fail to use specific muscles, the body allows them to waste-away, presuming they’re not needed. With physical activity, and a healthy plant-based diet supporting hormonal balance, it is possible to keep muscular strength into old age, just like ancestral populations did.

Activity Plan

Find more opportunities to move is a foundational requirement for long term health.

Gentle activity. without creating to much stress such as; mountain biking, hot yoga, martial arts, Pilates, dancing, Ping Shuai, skipping, skating, running, swimming, Zumba, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, nature walking, rowing, cycling, rock climbing, football etc.

Feeling mentally motivated, but physically tired, can be because excess mucus and toxins are stressing the immune system and clogging the circulatory system. So you need to replenish lost energy, by using powerful herbs that I explained in previous posts, that will get rid of damaging toxins while at the same time replenishing cells and restoring alkalinity, this will help you to feel energised and motivated to move.

So find time each day with a minimum of 30 minutes of movement, this will ensure that your body will remove toxins and deliver nutrients and provide the brain with an enjoyable cocktail of chemicals to stay mentally healthy.

About Shaun

Hi I am a naturopathic researcher. One which supports and promotes the healthy function of the body...stimulating the body's built-in self healing mechanisms.
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