Let's change the way we think
It is ridiculous how many of our younger generation are already experiencing back pain or knee injuries that can all be prevented. The frontier is no longer in the discovery of ‘why’. We know that a sedentary lifestyle is the main contributor of so many problems resulting in back pain and other dysfunctions, so why is this still an issue?
The new frontier is figuring out how to create real change. It has to be simple and relatable so that people buy into it. This isn’t just for the wider community who is affected by these issues, but also for the professionals who resolve them. We have to approach this education in better ways.
When we have access to better information, we make better decisions.
Misinformation is obviously a big deal, but we also have a tendency to just add to the information pile, adding more and more rules as well as the ever growing list of do’s and don’ts. People aren’t stupid, we need to give ourselves more credit. There is good information out there, but piling on this list just doesn’t work in the real world. Convincing people that they should care is half the battle, but we need to be able to communicate in better ways as well.
We have more important things to do than to memorise a list.
Let’s change the way we think.
Here’s the bottom line. We know that we have to take better care of our bodies, but we need to communicate the hows and whys in better ways. A list of rules isn’t working. To get people buying into their own health we need concepts that can be applied universally rather than a list to memorise. We can solve so many issues causing pain or injury if we just establish some key concepts and principles to apply to things like running, jumping, sitting.. to everything.
These concepts form the basic fundamentals that any human being needs to live unrestrained and pain free.
We must speak a common language and that language is movement.