id you know that a sedentary lifestyle can affect the marrow of your bones? Evidently, the less activity, the more likely the marrow of your bones turns to fat. As we all know, use it or lose it…
Quote from Dr. Mercola’s website:
Recent research shows that exercise can keep your bone marrow from turning into fat. Bone marrow cells called mesenchymal stem cells transform into either bone cells, fat cells or occasionally other cells when they receive certain molecular signals. Because of this, they determine the strength and quality of bone; the more fat in the marrow, the less bone.
But studies show that when mesenchymal stem cells are stimulated through exercise, more of them turn into bone. Early research shows that the best results come from workouts in several sessions throughout the day.
According to the New York Times:
“Many questions remain, of course … Still, one lesson is indisputable. Don’t sit still more than you need to … and don’t let your children loll about either.”
If one considers what a natural lifestyle can entail: lifting, digging, gardening, running, walking, sprinting, climbing, stretching, crouching, sitting on the ground and standing up, hanging from trees, the things we enjoyed as a child; these are the activities that seem to be very beneficial. Keep active and keep moving! : )