Our bodies are influenced by all the stimulations we give them, and these can be broken down, roughly, into:
- physical ones: volume and type of activity, footwear and clothes we wear, cold/heat exposure, etc.
- nutritional ones: what type of foods we eat, when, etc.
- mental ones: relationships within our human tribes, etc.
- environmental ones: where do we live, nature immersions, and more
We’re grouping below some principles and strategies to achieve them, by area, to give a high-level overview of what a Foresighted lifestyle looks like.
Although strategies are noted under one category only, most obviously apply to several of them!
Principle: get enough physical activity
Getting enough can be done by getting more volume and/or increasing its intensity.
- Mindset shift: consciously seek and relish physical efforts
- Don’t let social norms around movement constrain you, Become invulnerable to social awkwardness
- Many more activities than you think are actually excellent training activities: Reframe your definition of training: you’ll train more and more effectively
- Training out and about is not only as effective as in the gym, but more so: Know the incredible value of training in non-fitness environments
- Training many times in small amount of time throughout the day is as beneficial as a 1h workout
- Get more physical activity with Simultaneous Training: adding movement to otherwise quite sedentary tasks
- Train more with Opportunistic Training
- Difficult to reframe daily activities as good movement opportunities? Add intensity to them with contextual visualization
- Carry weight in your everyday activities
Principle: Get enough variety of physical activity
- Don’t train for specific movements, train for broad physical capabilities. Otherwise, you’re artificially limiting both variety and your overall training opportunities.
Principle: try to cover most natural movements
- An easy way is through the Movnat method: A short primer on Movnat®, its benefits & advantages as a fitness practice
Principle: Minimize sedentary time
Principle: Minimize the constraints on our bodies
- Barefoot/minimalist shoes: an easy swap is to get more minimalistic footwear
Principle: Prioritize real foods
- Animal foods: prioritize wild-caught seafood or game, as well as grass-fed, free-range and sustainably raised beef, lamb, chicken, pork, etc.
Principle: Minimize processed food
- Minimize heavily processed vegetable oils
Principle: Minimize free sugars intake
- Definitely avoid processed food with added sugars in them
Principle: Reconnect and spend more time outdoors, ideally in nature
- Even 10 mins in a small urban park is highly beneficial
Principle: Find and connect like-minded humans sharing your views and values
- join us!
- Look at our Movement Inspirations page & get inspired and energized
Principle: Re-incorporate discomforts in our lives
- refrain from—completely—protecting yourself from the elements. Expose yourself to variations in temperature, wet/dry areas, etc.
- safely incorporate risk in your training
- train and walk barefoot outside when possible and safe to do so
Principle: More than a minimalist lifestyle, use a nomadic lens
- a lot of what we own is directly aimed at helping us reduce the efforts we make on a daily basis. So the less we own, the more we stimulate our bodies.