In with the old, out with the new! At least this is being suggested often in the fitness industry as one of the somewhat reestablished exercises fitness experts are starting to incorporate into their routines is crawling. This was highlighted in an article on CNN, written by Jacqueline Howard, that attempts to prove crawling requires extra balance which helps not only with strength but your brain and memory. It also resets the central loop in the nervous system to improve coordination, movement and reflexive stability.
Dr. Patricia and her team have maintained that exercise should be part of everyone’s life daily for a minimum of 60 minutes, but should also be fun! The idea of crawling more often because of the benefits listed above hits home here strongly because we have been incorporating these exercises into our fitness routines for many years now. Below is a list of crawling like exercises you might want to add into your routine:
Basic Crawling– Down on all fours!
Bear Crawl- Knees do not touch the ground.
Crab Walk- Reverse Bear crawl, back is facing the floor, hips extended up.
Inch Worm- Fully extended plank on hands, walk your feet up to your hands without bending your knees, walk your hands away from your feet, repeat.
Plank- Always! Extended on your hands or down on those elbows.
Let’s get back to the basics and have some fun at the same time!