A recent study by the UK-based Body Rhythm Association (BRAA) shows that many body groove practitioners are also guilty of perpetuating “unhealthy” beliefs about the practice.
In fact, the research found that nearly one-third of practitioners surveyed (31 per cent) claimed that their practice is unhealthy.
Dr Michael Stokes, chair of the BRAA, told ABC News that many practitioners were reluctant to speak out because they feared reprisals.
“They think they are doing the right thing, they are being nice, they’re not doing anything wrong,” Dr Stokes said.
“But they’re just doing it for money.”
Dr Stikes also pointed out that many Body Rhythm trainers who spoke to the ABC were not trained to perform a body groovin’ routine.
“Manybodygroove trainers think they’re doing the work well and they are not, but they are still perpetuating harmful beliefs,” he said.
Dr Stires said the problem was so great that manybodygroovin’, and others, felt they had to take their own advice.
“It’s very, very hard to change people’s minds about something like this,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“You need to go through the whole process of a Body Rhythm session to get someone to say they are interested.”
Dr Stephen Jones, a professor of sport psychology at the University of Queensland, said that many people who practice body grooves believe they are helping their body by giving it “comfort”.
“Body grooves have been around for thousands of years,” Dr Jones told ABC’s 7:30 program.
“The most common form of body groove in Australia today is one where you use the body groove as a muscle stimulation device for muscle activation.”
But Dr Jones said that body groove exercises could also cause a host of health issues, including poor blood flow and an increased risk of developing arthritis.
Dr Jones says people should be careful when performing the practice because it can be dangerous.
“There is a lot of research into the risks associated with using the body grove, and there are quite a lot in Australia,” he explained.
“People who have suffered from muscle spasms have been found to have higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and strokes associated with lower body mass index.”
There are also a number of studies that suggest that the body has a response to exercise that can be used to compensate for the body being weak and weak is associated with increased risk.
“But if you’re feeling uneasy about your body grooving, Dr Jones recommends taking a look at a body workout.
So how should you avoid becoming a Body Groove expert? “
We know from our research, that mostbodygrooves are performed with a group of people together, so it’s quite difficult to see how the training is safe and effective,” Dr Stephen said.
So how should you avoid becoming a Body Groove expert?
Dr Stephen says to take your own advice, and if you do find yourself experiencing discomfort during your body groove session, it’s important to listen to your body and take it easy.
Dr Thomas Jones, the founder of Body Grooves Australia, said people should not try to control the body while performing the workout.
“I’m not trying to discourage people from trying out Body Groves, but you need to be very careful,” Dr Thomas said.
“There is not a body or muscles to worry about, you just need to relax, and enjoy the experience of doing the workout.”