The Human Body is a “Use It or Lose It” Machine

Use It or Lose It“Use It Or Lose It”!

Just as you must use a vehicle you own to keep the component parts fine-tuned and running at peak capacity, so too must you treat your body as a fine tuned machine. You can’t let your car sit for months or even weeks on end without losing power in the battery …with who knows what kind of rust setting in from sitting without activity. You must use it.

Why is it that most people will recognize this issue on everything but their own bodies?  Objects outside of themselves are given the privilege of regular use but they ignore the one and only engine that can keep all other engines going…their own body.

For example, an unchallenged, unused heart muscle becomes scrawny and weak and cannot pump effectively. Lung capacity diminishes and the red blood cell count declines as your oxygen demand lessens over time. This dominoes into other effects as your life slows and you become less mentally competitive in the years ahead and your unused brain neurons wither and nerves degenerate. [Read more…]