Sport & Movement

Nutrition is important, but it’s not everything

In just a short time, our lives have changed drastically in many ways, not the least of which is our diet and our lifestyles.

Physically demanding occupations have been replaced by office where we sit for hours at a time. Intervertebral disc prolapse - often triggered by demanding, back-breaking work - has been replaced in the list of reasons for occupational disability by burnout triggered by an achievement-oriented society. Disc hernias occur today less through hard work and more often due to a stunted muscular system, often caused by static sitting and a failure to move. Because of our lifestyles and circumstances the instinct to move has unfortunately been lost.

How little we actually move is often only realized when the activity is quantified and recorded with a smartphone or an app.

Sufficient exercise is important for the body in many respects: it provides a sufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients and at the same time it is a chance for the body to remove toxins. Inadequate exercise can result in a variety of health problems. In addition to a weakened muscle system and a weak cardiovascular strength, a lack of movement is also responsible for an inert lymph flow. (The lymph flow transports toxins to our excretory organs.)

Just as you can eat things that make acidic or basic, this is also possible during sport. Aerobic activity creates an oxygen surplus. This not only prevents over-acidification of the muscles, it supports the body in its de-acidification. Through movement, stress hormones are broken down and endorphins are released.