Have you ever heard of Mechanotransduction? You’re probably saying to yourself, “No, and why do I care?” Because, understanding the meaning gives us one more important reason to keep moving!
Mechanotransduction is the physiological process in which cells sense and respond to mechanical loads.
Again, you might be thinking “So what?”
Basically, what it means is that when you walk, bend, dance or move in any way, your cells are being squished. This bending and squishing of your cells causes the body to convert the cellular response to create structural change.
Why does this matter? In the same way it matters for us to eat healthy foods. The nutrients from foods communicate with our cells and cause them to behave in a particular way. Movement creates a cellular response that can make a weak bone become a strong bone in response to the appropriate “load” through the joints. Your cells respond to balanced movement the way they respond to a healthy diet.
“Feed” your body at the cellular level by moving to stay aligned, balanced and pain free!