Dr. Vernikos gives us a much needed book on how we can maintain a healthy life, rather than dealing with a unhealthy body. He discusses why we should be proactive rather than reactive.
Gravity is causing out body to constantly move therefore when we find ourselves being sedentary we actually cause harm to ourselves. Humans started out being creatures of movement. All throughout history there was work, animals, food, etc.. to be tended to. Today however, it seems that there are more modern conveniences thus causing less human movement.
There is a great amount of descriptive discussion concerning someone who goes into space and how the lack of gravity affects one's body compared to one here on earth. This is very interested when you are exposed to the various things we would take for granted such as brushing one's teeth, restrooms, sleeping, etc...
How we stand, sit, move, stretch, etc... makes a huge impact on our bodies and how we feel. There are listed many types of things a person can do to be more mobile and healthy. These are things that can be done in everyday life without feeling like your adding an exercise program or more to your already taxing schedule.
The author discusses the importance of Yoga. She shares: "Yoga is the discipline that most comprehensively uses gravity to stimulate all parts of the body." Yoga is also emphasized because it promotes stretching, flexibility, relaxation, balance and other positive ingredients.
It appears as many as two out of three people in the United States are now unhealthy. This problem main arises because we are more sedentary than ever before and eating more than we need on a daily basis.