Motion Is Lotion – Why Moving Your Body Is So Important

About the Author: Dr. Scott Gray

Dr. Scott Gray is the Owner of Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance. Each and Every Week He Helps His Clients & Patients Live Their Life to the Fullest, Get Active, and Get Pain-Free.
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Hi, everyone, Dr. James Porco here at Back in Motion in Fort Myers. I want to take some time to share with you all one of our favorite quotes here at Back in Motion, which is MOTION IS LOTION. Or another term would be, movement is medicine. This article will explain all the benefits that simply moving your body can do and why it’s crucial to your life.


Musculoskeletal Benefits


The reason we use these terms is that it is the most natural way for the body to heal itself. When we talk about movement is medicine or motion is lotion, a lot of people think, “Oh, exercise, yeah, we’re working our muscles.” Right? The musculoskeletal system. But the benefits of exercise go far beyond the musculoskeletal system.



Mental Health Benefits


The second benefit of moving your body is overall mental health. Mental health it releases positive hormones throughout the body from the brain, you’re going to see a positive emotional response to exercise from the mental health aspect.


  • Lower stress levels
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Improve cognitive function
  • Better endurance
  • Increased interest in sex
  • Increase energy and motivation


Gastrointestinal Benefits


Next, from the gastrointestinal aspect, we can improve gastric motility. Movement can improve the ability to digest food. It can see decreased amounts of inflammation in blood markers and biochemical markers such as that.


  • Improve food digestion
  • Decreased inflammation in blood markets
  • More diverse gut microbiota


Cardiovascular Benefits


Finally, we have cardiovascular benefits, so between the heart and the lungs, right? So all of these systems combine, right, even from the endocrine system in terms of hormones and hormonal imbalances. Exercise improves these.


  • Increase exercise tolerance
  • Reduction of body weight
  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Reduction in bad cholesterol
  • Increase in insulin sensitivity


Movement Is Medicine


It’s the most natural medication or the most natural prescription you can get from any doctor.


Making sure that you’re moving often, moving well, and making sure that you’re getting the proper amount of activity, you’ll see benefits not only to, not only to your musculoskeletal system but to the cognitive system, heart, lungs, endocrine, gastrointestinal, you name it.


Movement is medicine. It’s going to improve all of your systems.


We highly recommend consulting with a doctor or an expert if you are concerned about exercising or experiencing any abnormal pain.


If you need help getting BACK IN MOTION call us today at (239)-223-0484. We are the brand of body movement transformation and provide a unique all-natural approach known as The Gray Method™ so that you feel healthy, active, and young again.


We provide physical therapy in Fort Myers Florida and physical therapy in Cape Coral Florida.


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“Physical Therapy, Fitness, & Performance Tips From Dr. Scott & the Back in Motion Team”