The Science of Movement Health

Oct 30, 2023

Are you interested in learning about the science of movement health? Today,  I unveil the transformative power of nutrition and functional movement to help you overcome chronic pain. This post is about drawing upon movement and nutrition science to guide you towards a life defined by vitality, freedom from chronic pain, and boundless energy. Picture a life where movement health isn't just a goal; it's a way of life, and it's within your grasp.

Before we get into the profound benefits of nutrition and functional movement training, let us lay the rational groundwork for their significance:

  1. Natural Joint Integrity: Imagine the resilience of your joints defying the ravages of time and enabling unhindered movement.
  2. Managing Inflammation: Consider the art of managing chronic inflammation, finding equilibrium within your body.
  3. Regenerating Joint Cushion: Think about the prospects of rejuvenating joint cartilage, restoring it to the most optimal state possible of shock-absorption.
  4. A Lifestyle of Empowerment: Consider the powerful implications of making conscious choices in your diet and exercise routine to revolutionize your well-being.

Now, let the science guide your understanding of the effective benefits of nutrition and functional movement training to overcome chronic pain.

A. Nutritional Support: Explore a diet enriched with movement health-enhancing elements like turmeric, ginger, and quercetin, each validated for their substantial anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

“There was no significant mean difference in Pain Scores between turmeric/curcumin and pain medicine in meta-analysis of five studies.

Daily JW, Yang M, Park S. Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. J Med Food. 2016 Aug;19(8):717-29.

B. Nutraceutical Efficacy: Examine nutraceutical supplementation featuring glucosamine, chondroitin, methionine and MSM, all backed by scientific research for their capacity to preserve cartilage integrity and alleviate discomfort.

“On the basis of the results of recent randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses, we can conclude that…With respect to the structure-modifying effect, there is compelling evidence that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate may interfere with progression of OA (Osteoarthritis).” In other words it slows down the degenerative changes within the joint.

Bruyere O, Reginster JY. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate as therapeutic agents for knee and hip osteoarthritis. Drugs Aging. 2007;24(7):573-80. doi: 10.2165/00002512-200724070-00005. PMID: 17658908.

C. Functional Movement: Delve into the world of joint-friendly activities, including functional exercises, yoga, and tai chi, all substantiated by empirical data for their capacity to strengthen musculature, enhance joint “flexibility, and promote overall movement health.

“Periodic movement screening and proper corrections with functional training is valuable in order to create better movement capacity to build better physical performance and more effective injury prevention.”

Dinc E, Kilinc BE, Bulat M, Erten YT, Bayraktar B. Effects of special exercise programs on functional movement screen scores and injury prevention in preprofessional young football players. J Exerc Rehabil. 2017 Oct 30;13(5):535-540. doi: 10.12965/jer.1735068.534. PMID: 29114527; PMCID: PMC5667599.

D. Weight Management: Grasp the scientific connections between maintaining a healthy weight and joint health, where excess weight ceases to burden joints, particularly in the knee and hip regions.

“...weight loss has proven very effective on symptoms of OA.”

Bliddal H. [Definition, pathology and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2020 Oct 12;182(42):V06200477. Danish. PMID: 33046193.

F. Stress Reduction: Recognize the scientific efficacy of meditation and mindfulness practices in the reduction of inflammatory markers and the mitigation of pain.

“... meditation reduced cortisol, C - reactive protein, blood pressure, heart rate, triglycerides and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.”

Pascoe MC, Thompson DR, Jenkins ZM, Ski CF. Mindfulness mediates the physiological markers of stress: Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Dec;95:156-178. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.08.004. Epub 2017 Aug 23. PMID: 28863392.

Consider the evidence-based insight of nutrition, functional movement training and mindfulness in your life, and witness the transformation of your movement health. Picture a life where vitality, the absence of pain, and boundless energy are constant and reliable. This isn't hyperbole; it's the evidence-based path to a life defined by robust movement health and sustained energy. Embrace this scientifically guided journey towards the fulfillment of your healthiest, most dynamic potential. The future of your movement is bright, and the path ahead is lit with knowledge that you can depend on to deliver results.. Welcome to a world where your pain no longer has to control you, you can now be in control of your pain.