I remember years ago coming across a study out of Brazil that found subjects who were unable to rise unassisted from a seated position on the floor had much higher morbidity in the following six (?) years than those who had the mobility and strength needed to perform that task.
Colleen B. Higgs
Thank you so much.
It makes sense. A state of stagnation, in any field, is a state of low energy. Think of a pond vs. a river. Stagnant water breeds insects and parasites. Moving water stays clean.
That’s not exactly how things happen with a body, but we benefit from realizing that motion promotes health. It doesn’t need to be exercise, we just need to ask ourselves, am I moving much of the time? Or am I stagnant most of the time?