Our first nine months of life are spent in the womb during which time gravity, the force that attracts our bodies towards the centre of the earth, is already influencing our growth. This influence becomes more obvious once we are born and the development of our innate ability as humans to stand upright commences.
Why standing from sitting and keeping active is vital for your health and wellbeing
Cars, trains, planes, mobile phones, desktop computers, tablet computers, mobile phone applications, online food delivery companies, comfortable ‘ergonomic’ chairs, escalators and lifts, modern offices are just a few examples of technology/designs that reduce the amount of movement the human body makes on a day to day basis. There is no argument that the above list of modern technology improves our productivity but at what cost to our health and wellbeing?
Our belief system is the psychological structure by which we make sense of the world. From the moment we are born we are taking in information about ourselves and the world we are born into. This clearly develops into an organised psychological cognitive system that contains information about ourselves, other people, the world, and the future and helps gives us a sense of predictability about our world and our self in it.
One of the big trends in cognitive psychology at the moment is ‘mindfulness based cognitive therapy’. This is based on the practice of mindfulness meditation as practiced by Buddhists over thousands of years. It can seem that this is or would be a really soft side of what might be in your toolkit for the management of stress.
I recently took my dogs on an Agility course and it was inspiring! We learned to work together to achieve outcomes we have hardly imagined, we both had to work harder than we have ever done, we did things we have never done before and we want to do again!!