So what would happen if the CSF flow is not optimal, as is the case with prolonged immobility? The brain would receive fewer nutrients and there would also be a buildup of waste products within the central nervous system. The long-term result of which is cell death and deterioration of our brain functions.
Spinal movements can power the flow of cerebrospinal fluid thus creating a constant flow of nutrient and waste exchange. This results in the brain cells functioning under optimum condition.
Roger Sperry, a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine quoted that ’90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine. It is akin to a spinning turbine on a windmill generating electricity.’
Apart from physical benefits, movements and exercises are also vital to keeping the most important organ in our body working well.
Start fitting in physical activities during your day!