Movement keeps our hearts and bodies healthy. But how?

We often talk about the mind and body as though they are completely separate – but they aren’t. The mind can’t function unless your body is working properly – but it also works the other way. The state of your mind affects your body.

Physical exertion is simply a natural part of daily routines in the world’s Longevity Hot Spots. As a result, these people not only live longer, but live better and more healthfully throughout their lifetimes.

Movement enhances the brain’s ability to learn. Our ability to generate new brain cells accounts for the brain’s plasticity—its ability to continue to learn and update its database. Our minds and bodies work together to help us pay attention, solve problems, and remember solutions. Our physiological states support our mental efforts. Movement and exercise can enhance optimal learning states.  It’s truly astonishing that the dominant model for formal learning is still “sit and git.” It’s not just astonishing; it’s embarrassing. Why do we persist when the evidence that lecture alone does not cut it is so strong (Dolcourt, 2000; Slavin, 1994)?

Have you noticed that children who are super intelligent are also very fidgety and need to move.

Movement also increases our blood flow which means that the blood can take more oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body and we know from scientific studies that an oxygen rich body is able to fight disease better.  Certain experts also hold the hypothesis that movement enhances our connection with our Creator as it activates our ‘dormant’ or ‘junk’ DNA, certain of which acts as receptors for divine communication.

At ignite life we acknowledge that movement is a very important aspect of our personal development journey so we are working hard to offer you products, services and technologies that will enhance and support this rhythm in your life. If you would like to learn more about how Movement affects your life then please go to our Ignite Life Community website.