Did you know that we (modern, Western humans) only use about 25% of our total muscles, and only 50% of the total ranges of motion available to those muscles? On top of that, our habits mean that many of our muscles are significantly shorter than they’re supposed to be – for instance, women who wear heels can lose as much as 13% of their calf muscle length. This means we’re only accessing a tiny fraction of our total movement potential.
Our bodies require muscular movement in order to create a flow of electricity, blood and lymph to our cells. These substances allow cells to regenerate, which is what you want – nice, fresh, healthy regenerated cells instead of old crispy frail ones.
So when our habits only use about 12.5% of our muscular potential, it means we have tonnes and tonnes of room for improvement. Around 87.5% in fact. Start moving more, and in different ways. Tonight, try climbing over your couch instead of sitting on it!