"The disease № 1"

Yu. Makarenko, doctor of medical science

The name of this disease until you will not find in any medical book. However, this disease (or disease) became a reality. In medicine conditionally accepted to speak about diseases in terms of: issue # 1, # 2 and so on, depending on the severity and prognosis of the disease. Under the first number refers to malignant neoplasms (cancer). In my personal opinion, issue № 1 should be considered hypokinesis, physical inactivity, which means a lack of movement, physical stress. It is only from the point of view of medicine, health. But here we are talking about the disease, which cannot be evaluated only within the medical terminology - it is also about the beauty and happiness of man, and therefore, this issue goes beyond the traditional medical thought.
Disadvantages of movement and physical work is a typical feature of our time. In fact, physical labor is generally identified with the activities of the hunter, fisherman, farmer, shepherd, craftsman, working. Academician A. I. Berg claims that another 100 years ago 96 percent of all work man was himself. By 1947, every man "worked" for 12 horsepower. Now the level of mechanization and automation has increased so much that in employee motor activity are minimized. To work and back home it delivers bus, tram, metro or car. He will not pass the stairs extra March for his services, Elevator. Tedious homework - Laundry, cleaning of the room is now largely mechanized.
Widely known results of the survey of the health of drivers and conductors London buses. The drivers that spend all day on the cushioned seat, and much more likely to suffer from heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases in contrast conductors who are forced to move. According to the new York insurance company, mortality from cardiovascular diseases among customers engaged in physical labor and sport, three times less than among people leading a sedentary lifestyle. The output from this plight was found already in the XVIII century the famous French physician Yee. "Movement, as such, " he wrote, " in its action to replace any medication, but all remedies of the world can not replace the action of the movement".
The value movements for health, health and longevity has been repeatedly emphasized prominent biologists and doctors.
Remember biography of L. Pasteur. Due to the hard mental work he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Being bedridden, he identified the cause of the onset of illness and physical inactivity. He set for himself hard mode and began systematically engage in physical exercise. He lived another 30 years and it was during these years have done all the most significant discoveries.
The great Russian physiologist I. P. Pavlov in many ways, apparently, was obliged for his boundless energy and capacity for work of love for physical culture. Already at an advanced age, he rides his bike, going skiing, playing in small towns. With works on Vasilievsky island, he walked back when he was well over 80 years. Employees who tried quietly to conduct scientist, difficult to follow the rapid old man. Famous pediatrician, academician of AMS of the USSR , N. Speransky in an interview about the secrets of longevity said, "These secrets prompted me 78-year-old doctor and almost a century old age... I never for 91 years (charge I started to do was 4 years old) do not let the morning exercises... For your life never seriously hurt. Apparently, helped exercise".
Why we strongly press for moving?
To live without diseases.
To survive till the old age.
To foster strong-willed character.
So, finally, just to feel the joy of life.
Well, if you are sick with something, and in this case, movement and specially developed methods of therapeutic exercises will help you to correct the failing health. Without exaggeration: the movement is a panacea for many of the ills and ailments. Flatfoot, posture problems, obesity, atherosclerosis, joint disease, bronchial asthma, cardiovascular diseases, neurosis - this is far not the full list of various violations, where the movement can perform corrective and curative role.

  • The movement is innate need
  • Why is it useful?