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Find the perfect new furniture at Casabella just in time for entertaining this holiday season!
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Every year our lives become more and more “comfortable”. Not really🤦♂️. We’re trying to respond to our aches and problems with new solutions that actually only make things worse.
If you wanted to survive back in the days you needed to conserve energy. This is why the important and mostly used movements, activities and processes get priority and we ultimately become better at them. This is pretty handy - for example, blind people develop an extraordinary sense of hearing and touch. This happens because brain space that is used for vision, in those of us that can see, is now taken over by other senses.
There’s no point in keeping vision space free - You’re much better off by allocating more resources/space to the things that you actually need💡
The same applies to movement. If we never move in a certain range (for example, taking the arms behind us, or the hip through all its available motion), that range or movement may be disregarded. If you never use it, should you really keep resources free for it? It would be a waste, wouldn’t it?
But here’s the problem:
We do move every now and then. And when you don’t have that kinesthetic literacy, you’re asking your body to use different ranges, ranges that it knows. If you think about it, it’s mindblowing that it actually figures out a way to do something without having the prerequisites.
And this is where things overwork and start to hurt over time.
💥What do we do?
We invent chairs that are supposed to help our posture, rigid insoles to fix the feet, posture braces to keep our backs straight and remote controlled helpers and robots to avoid any physical strain.
If you’re still reading this long post, you will hopefully see how that is the exact opposite of what we ACTUALLY need. Because all we’re creating is a downward spiral of evolutionary prioritisation vs cultural desire to fix things fast.
Our bodies evolve much slower than the environment and life we’re creating.