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But My Ancestors Didn't Exercise!

That’s absolutely correct; our ancestors definitely did not hit the stone-age gym to train on the treadmill or pump some iron. However, a huge difference between the lifestyle of earlier man and ours now is that the bulk of their day was taken up with providing shelter or gathering food, which were both forms of exercise.

Even in more recent times, such as those who farmed and had manual jobs, physical work was just part of life, rather than something to carve out time for after work.

Desk job? You can still find easy ways to add exercise into your routine.

Desk job? You can still find easy ways to add exercise into your routine.

What Can You Learn from the Birds?

Have you ever watched the birds in your garden outside? Are they sitting around with their feet up? Of course not! They’re flying, finding food, caring for their young, building nests, and avoiding predators. It’s exercise that’s necessary for their lives, and their genes have evolved over the years to thrive on that level of energy expenditure.

Desk Job? No Worries!

So many jobs today involve sitting behind a desk, which can make having an active lifestyle more difficult. However, there are a few ways to build it into your life, such as:

  • Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator whenever you can
  • Park further away from work and walk the rest of the way
  • Grow vegetables at home for exercise AND fresh food!
  • Wash your car at home instead of driving into a car wash
  • Go out dancing with friends

Once you start to put a bit of thought and planning ahead into getting extra exercise during your day, it will become natural and easy to do.

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