Our fundamentals series covers some of the foundational concepts behind the lifestyle we’re advocating.
First, we cover the full implications of our specie having appeared around 300.000 years ago. They’re more important than we usually think when it comes to our health.
Then, we explore why the hunter-gatherer lifestyle of the early homo sapiens shaped, through evolution, many of our body’s features and biological processes. And we see why our body evolved to remain strong, capable and in a good health until old age. But only because it was stimulated by this lifestyle.
Indeed, our modern lifestyle is almost the exact opposite: we evolved to live a movement-rich life amid a scarcity of calories and we now live a movement-poor lives amid an abundance of calories. No wonder we’re experiencing worsening health trends in our rich societies…
This isn t inevitable though, and the solution is certainly not to go back to living like in the stone age. We can adjust our current lifestyle towards a more foresighted life and reap the benefits of both modern medicine and technology and of providing our bodies with the natural stimuli they require to grow and remain healthy.