Imagine for a second you’re walking along the beach or a trail and the sand is constantly changing under your footing. Somewhere in your body, evaluation of every millimetre of shift and every half degree of angulation change within the foot and ankle joints is occurring. Then alteration of the tension through the involved muscles body wide occurs and re-computation of this process is occurring numerous times every second.
When the wind blows at you sideways and creates a lateral unbalancing force leading to one side of your pelvic muscles to contract ever so slightly more than the other and the opposite side trapezius to activate in a synergistic manner while constricting your pupil size as the sun sets lower and shines in your eyes, what is evaluating and orchestrating this?
While you’re walking, within the digestive system the makeup of the food and drink you ingested before setting out is being analysed. Analysis of the macro and micro nutrient make up, analysis of what stores of different compounds are needed versus what is to be excreted, analysis of which of the trillions of “gates” into and out of the digestive tract need to be opened and closed according to what it wants to extract, and when.
It’s all your nervous system. And thats not even the smallest tip of the iceberg in regards to its workings. It is the system that controls and regulates every other system with in the body while simultaneously being the communication system of the body. The system that helps us adapt and deal with stress.
Dr Ian Northeast
Chiropractor For The Mover