By Mark R. Pitkin

The reader will locate during this publication a brand new method of enhancing healthiness. the writer has known as this method “sanomechanics,” combining the Latin sanus (healthy, sound) and mechanicus (science of the movement of our bodies subjected to forces). the focal point of sanomechanics is on workout with an realizing of the biomechanical effects of the activities. This realizing is predicated at the author’s idea of the floating skeleton, which postulates a hydraulic connection of synovial joints. the idea explains the higher or lesser good fortune of any workout using the facility of the human skeleton to soak up and remodel forces and moments from the physique segments and the surroundings. This skill vanishes with age and health problems, and the deeper our figuring out of the character of skeletal functioning is, the higher we will be capable of increase, defend, and extend the skeleton’s health.

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An example is the goal of maintaining balance while walking. The goal is a achieved with a preplan for how to respond to external disturbances, like a patch of ice on the sidewalk, or your name yelled out across the street. With anticipation, the body is aware of the imminent task, and reacts faster than when the task comes abruptly. Naturally, the body’s reaction is safer when it is prepared (Houck et al. 2006). The human skeleton has more than 200 movable joints. The joints have one, two or three degrees of freedom, and almost each degree of freedom can be operated independently.

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