Your body has the innate ability to regenerate itself if you continually give it the proper conditions. Those conditions include adequate sleep and rest, sufficient hydration with good water, healthy nutritious foods, and an exercise program that allows your body space and pathways to work.
How the body renews itself
We’ll focus on the exercise component for this article. You have a process in your body called “Clast” and “Blast.” Clast is the dying/breakdown of cells, and Blast is the regeneration of cells. This breaking down and building up occurs in all the different types of bodily tissues, bone, cartilage, fascial, muscular, etc. This is where the statement came from that you “regrow” a body every 7 – 10 years came from. That is not totally true, but the body’s ability to regenerate is there for good or bad.
If your body‘s balanced and your fluid intake is on point, regeneration happens in the way most optimal for your body. If it is out of balance, those tissues will regenerate to adapt to your bad philological state. This is seen in Osteoarthritis. Two bones are touching and rubbing, causing inflammation and pain. And so, like a callus on your hand, the cartilage regrows adapting to this improper pressure making it “bumpy” and potentially leading to osteophytes.
What can you do to keep your body in a regenerative state
The easy answer is to keep your body balanced and not let anything touch. But that doesn’t just happen randomly; a conscious selection of exercises that work with the body is essential. If you choose incorrect movements, it will exacerbate the issue and reinforce the bad posture.
To balance the body use active stretches that realign the body along the myofascial chains and then use specific strengthening that work the particular muscle segments is critical. To keep the spaces in the joints open, you need an exercise that gives it space while strengthening it so it remains where it should.
As long as your body is still living and breathing, the Blast and Clast processes, as well as other innate systems, help your body regenerate and get and stay healthy and strong. By choosing the correct exercises, you can work with your body to remain as strong and flexible as possible.
it’s not just working out, it’s building a foundation for a better life.
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