Why is ground movement so beneficial for your body?
Well, it’s quite literally the foundation (pun intended) of mobility and strength. The more easily you can move on the ground, and get up and down from the ground, the more likely you are to ward off injury and keep your joints strong and healthy.
One study asked a group of 50-80 years old to get up and down from the ground without using their hands. How well they performed turned out to be a good indicator of how soon they would die.
Moving on the ground is a great way to make sure you stay healthy as you age, but also to simply be more competent in your body.
Body competence and physical literacy helps build self-esteem and confidence. There’s no better feeling than knowing you can move with autonomy through life.
Try this simple ground routine for 10-15 minutes every morning and for a week and see how your body feels.