Friday, May 20, 2005

How MAT Can Help You

How MAT Can Help You
Active People: We all want to perform to ourr maximum potential? Would you like to improve your strength, have better flexibility, increase joint range of motion and stability. If you’re currently exercising or thinking about starting an exercise program. MAT is your best defense for preventing common injuries and re-injuries relating to exercise and active lifestyles. Activities that once exhausted you will seem to be much easier to perform without feeling tied or worn down. Because MAT prepares the body for what you’re asking it to do and activates weak muscles that would other wise lead your body to compensate causing fatigue, pain or injury. Inactive people seem to be more prone to injury or re-injury due to muscle weakness, joints become less stable and their ability to carry a load is reduced. This results in increased disability. These people who avoid activity are entering into downward spiral toward increasing physical disability. Example; Millions of people with knee arthritis, performing routine tasks such as climbing stairs, bending over, or even walking can be painful, prompting many sufferers to avoid them altogether in favor of a more sedentary lifestyle. Studies confirm what many had suspected: If you don't use your muscles, your arthritis will get worse. People in there 40s, 50s and 60s who take up exercise can reverse much of the loss that had been blamed on . Even people in there 90s can make surprising strength gains. Exercise cannot ward off all the age-related changes in muscle, although it can control the damage. Muscle begins to shrink after the age of 40. Researchers increasingly believe that much of the muscle loss that middle-aged and other people believe to be caused by age is really caused by inactivity, which can be reversed by exercise. It goes back to the old adage of "use it or lose it." Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) provides the ability for the body to function the way it was designed to function. MAT can slow down or even reverse the ageing process, it must be understood that arthritic conditions and joint instability can be helped or prevented when muscles are prepared to function properly. MAT does this by creating the proper connection between the brain and the muscles. Just like a battery, the muscles need to be “jumpstarted” and the cables need to be tightened before the muscles will function properly. Through MAT muscles that have improper connections are identified, then jumpstarted; creating the ability for the muscles to stabilize the joints and reduce the joint stress that lead to arthritic conditions. That is when the body becomes efficient and the related aches and pains are deterred. For more information about Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) visit

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Originally Posted on 5/20/2005 1:21:34 PM
Content source: Manual Entry


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