The Health Benefits of Exercise According to Chinese Medicine
How much do you love to exercise? Trick question. It doesn’t matter how much you love it, because your body does. It loves it and it gets incredible benefit from exercise. There are so many systems that exercise affects. Today we are going to focus on some of the health benefits of exercise according to Chinese Medicine. In particular, we’ll focus on the Liver organ system.
Supporting the Directional Flow of Energy Through Exercise
When we talk about living in balance. We must look at the proper directional flow of energy. This means the directional flow of each organ system. This is what we want to promote for health.
We’ve been focusing on the Liver as a way to support ourselves seasonally. The Liver spreads Qi (energy) in all directions. It is literally the organ responsible for ‘Going With The Flow.’ Last week we talked about how important sleep is to the liver (Check out that resource here). Exercise is another free and KEY habit for Liver & Gall Bladder Health.
Exercise moves energy. Period. It’s that simple. This means, if we are feeling stuck, we just need to get it moving. How do we get it moving? exercise is the quickest way to do this. Obvious, right?
Other Health Benefits
There are so many other connections we can make with this organ system. Like how it is responsible literally for keeping us moving forward in life. Mentally, emotionally & physically.
Of course, there are many more health benefits. Exercise will literally affect all of our systems. And if we are exercising within our means it will help us sleep and help us regulate our mood.
Recommendations to increase the health benefits of exercise
Exercising 2-3 times a week is a great place to start. This means working up a sweat. Sweating is critical to gaining those health benefits. But don’t just take my word for it. Healthline will tell you the same thing.
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