Our standard modern lifestyle is making us weak, unhappy and for most of us, eventually sick. It’s a shame, because the antidote is known and simple: be more active, avoid eating processed crap, and connect more with nature and each other.
While simple, it isn’t easy: we lack time; social norms prevent physical activity; processed food is everywhere, even our own instincts push us to move less and eat more…!
Foresighted has several facets. Each will help mitigate the negative impact of modern life. It’s:
- a guide & directory: to the resources and brands that help us on the journey to a a more foresighted lifestyle
- a source of knowledge: through an ever expanding collection of journal articles
- a community: connect with like-minded mavericks looking to be stronger, healthier and happier by helping each other
- a movement: we’re united in our desire to challenge the norms and spread awareness
So where do you start?
It depends where you are on the journey to a more foresighted lifestyle.
The first step is understanding how some aspects of our modern lifestyle are detrimental for our bodies. And why we all keep doing them over and over again even though we know they’re not really good for us. We’re not crazy, we’re just humans, and our body and psychology evolved in a very different environment.
- First stop is this article: Our specie, Homo Sapiens, appeared around 300.000 ago. What are the implications for our health today?
- Next is this one: Our modern lifestyle: the victory of our natural instincts over our biological needs. This sheds light on why us humans have designed a lifestyle which is overall not so good for us. None of us set out to design a lifestyle that is making us seek, yet we have. Let’s solve that puzzle.
- Finally, the big question: how do we shift our current lifestyle to mitigate the negative aspects of modern life while keeping its many benefits? That’s what we define as adopting a more foresighted lifestyle: taking advantage of progress while accounting for our human nature
That’s for the theory. Now for the practice: what can you actually do?
In practice: the top changes you can make (easily)
There are a number of strategies you can use to achieve a more foresighted lifestyle:
- you can increase physical activity by: increasing effort in daily tasks, training where not socially acceptable, prioritising the natural movements our bodies evolved to practice & require to be healthy, and many more
- you can eat better by: prioritising real food, while minimising processed ones, minimising free sugars intake, processed vegetable oils, etc.
- you can get back beneficial mental & environmental stimulations: re-inject discomfort into everyday life and spend more time connected to nature, etc.
Have a quick scan through all the main strategies grouped on one page. These will give you a great starting point.
Convinced but don’t know how or where to start?
That’s where the guide part of Foresighted comes into play. Search or browse through all the resources we’ve vetted and collated for you.
- local resources: the stores to buy real food or gear, the trainers and coaches in your areas for natural movement, the food producers also selling direct to consumers, the businesses enabling to connect more with nature, etc.
- events: the movement retreats, barefoot runs, etc.
- country-level resources: national (or global) brands for minimalist footwear, gear, food, sustainable brands to support businesses respectful of nature
- books: movement, nutrition, sustainability, and more
Already on your journey and ready to help others?
We’re beta testing the community features of Foresighted with a small group of users: think local groups, recommendations of the best resources, being able to help others and more.
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