This is the second email in our functional lifestyle series.
Defining a Functional Lifestyle
For those of you participating in the Avena/Fieldlab Whole Health Challenge, these articles will help you understand the purpose behind each point metric. If you are not participating in the challenge, this four part series will provide resources and education on how to realign your every day with a functional lifestyle. We hope this series peaks your curiosity and inspires you to take action in your own life.
- Fitness is about more than exercise. It’s about maintaining the physical body’s strength, agility and adaptability—which your body needs for optimal function.
Your Relationship With Fitness
Fitness is extremely important to a functional lifestyle, but must be aligned with the needs of your active body. Honest reflection and constant reevaluation are requirements to ensuring a healthy, long-term relationship with fitness.
Fueling Our Fieldlab With Functional Movement
Movement is a critical aspect of functional health. Consistent practice has incredible benefits and allows us to do all things well, all the time. Continue to find new functional movements that elevate your function and present an exciting, new challenge.
Your Mitochondria Want To Move
Movement is a tool to improve function at the cellular level. As you exercise, your mitochondria are also improving their capacity for energy production. Giving them the proper support to do so is crucial.