Functionality

Crawling to Health

Crawling to Health

I have recently been introduced to the trend of crawling for exercise. I was skeptical, thinking – ‘what will crawling around on the floor really do for me’? Well, I definitely gained some sympathy for my poor daughter in her effort to learn to crawl. Crawling engages your entire body. Your arms and legs are worked as they support your weight off the ground; your shoulders and hips are stressed as you reach and pull with alternating limbs; your entire core is engaged as you stabilize your body; and even your coordination is challenged as you try to keep your arms and legs from tripping up on each other.