Natural Movement Matters
Cars, screens, labour-saving devices, comfy chairs, outsourced services – all of these things make our lives easier. They also make us move less. Even people who spend an hour a day exercising are only spending 4% of their day moving. The rest of the time, they’re largely sedentary. The result?
A body that aches a lot of the time
Discomfort during pregnancy
Neck and shoulder tension
Pelvic floor problems (overactive bladder, leak pee)
Our bodies are designed to move.
Have you ever noticed how children barely sit still? They fidget, wriggle, bend, stretch, lift, carry, hang, climb, crawl, cartwheel, somersault, back bend, sit cross legged, jump, run, twirl and skip. So, when does that change?
Modern life is making us move less almost from the day we are born. Babies and toddlers get put in car seats, bouncy chairs and buggies. From the age of four children start sitting at desks with limited free play. But it is really in adulthood that our lack of movement intensifies. Our days go from lying in bed, to sitting at desks, to sitting in cars or lounging on sofas – interspersed with a blast of high intensity exercise at the gym or class.
There is a different way.
The philosophy behind natural movement is to simply change how you move whilst carrying out your normal life. When you move better, you feel better and the more fun, free and independent your life will be.
Natural Movement Matters provides group classes, workshops or 1-on-1 movement sessions to show you how to transform your lifestyle with simple changes that will get you moving more, improve your general fitness and boost your health.
Hi, I’m Helen. I’ve spent 20 years working in the health & fitness industry, from Boxercise to Bootcamp, Injury Rehabilitation and Pilates. It was only after becoming pregnant with my daughter that I truly realised the importance of natural, everyday movement throughout pregnancy, motherhood and life.
Originally from Chorley, I’ve returned home after living in London, Essex and Ireland where I founded a community health & wellbeing studio.
“I move, therefore I am”
I have chosen to home educate my daughter so that she is free to move all day, every day. We head outdoors, play in the woods, walk barefoot on grass, grow sunflowers and hang on monkey bars. Little adjustments to how I move throughout my day mean that there is more time living and less time ‘exercising’.
My passion is to help people discover how they can live a life of freedom, movement and flexibility, boosting their health, happiness and longevity.