“For those who don’t make time for exercise, they’ll have to make time for illness.” ~Edwards Stanley
Movement is absolutely essential in order for the body and mind to function properly. Exercise not only nourishes your body with oxygen, but also feeds your brain through proprioception. Proprioception is the sense that indicates whether the body is moving with required effort, as well as where the various parts of the body are located in relation to each other.
According to Dr. Roger Sperry, a Nobel Prize recipient for brain research, “Ninety percent of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.”
When you move your body, specifically your spine, proprioception fires positive messages into the memory centers of you brain causing your hormonal system to be positively affected as well as the stress/anxiety centers of the brain.