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    I've noticed that the Move Slowly aspect of PB fitness is the one that people seem to have the biggest mental block against. Move Slowly doesn't mean running. It means, basically, conducting your daily business on your feet as much as possible. Walk around. Carry stuff. And maybe do T'ai Chi or yoga. Simple. Don't turn it into the chore that our culture always turns exercise into.

    I needed to go buy a new propane tank for the BBQ, which weighs about 40 pounds. At first I thought about walking to the nearest gas station and carrying one home, but I wasn't in the mood to deal with a weight like that over a 20 minute walk so I took the wheelbarrow instead and got a can of gas for the lawnmower, too.

    My basic rule of thumb is that if I can get somewhere in an hour or less on foot, then I walk. That includes grocery shopping. This takes care of most of what I feel I need to fulfill the Move Slowly aspect.

    Running is fine if you enjoy it, but please, relax.
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    but please, relax.

    +1 to this!

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    • #3
      I'm with you. I find it hard, though...as I live in the middle of nowhere. I get really 'p....d' at myself when I forget something from the store...because it means a drive of at minimum an hour----AN HOUR!!!! What was I thinking when I chose to live the 'country life'....MAN WOMAN. The good thing is...that I can waddle up and down my lonely country roads without worrying about what anyone thinks...there is no one out there but me. Love it.

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      • #4
        +1
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        • #5
          What you say is great for those who are acceptably fit and want to maintain that in a primal lifestyle.

          I think the unfit would be very well advised to do some wort of organized program to reach acceptable aerobic fitness.
          Probably walking.

          The elite wanting to stay elite probably will want to run some

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bcbcbc2 View Post
            The elite wanting to stay elite probably will want to run some
            Not even close. I can churn out ten minute miles for hours and keep my heart rate below 75% of maximum. And I'm old and slow. Running should be a part of every fitness program. BTW, running only sucks if you wear shoes ... so there's no need to look for excuses unless you're unwilling to take your shoes off.

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            • #7
              Excellent approach!
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              • #8
                I started standing at work which feels like an improvement. Curiously enough now walking seems like a break from standing and my feet feel very rested even if I've been on them for a few hours. Sitting any other time doesn't seem that bad anymore since it's still the minority of my time. I'm also working at the city now so I do more daily walking. Probably still not enough.
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                • #9
                  I think Mark inadvertently created confusion when he recommended a heart rate range for moving slowly. Many people focus way too much on that aspect versus just going out and relaxing and enjoying a walk.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
                    I think Mark inadvertently created confusion when he recommended a heart rate range for moving slowly. Many people focus way too much on that aspect versus just going out and relaxing and enjoying a walk.
                    I think that he created confusion when he called it "moving slowly". Many people focus way too much on the "slowly" part and are afraid to run.

                    Gordo

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                    • #11
                      Touche Gordo!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gordo View Post
                        I think that he created confusion when he called it "moving slowly". Many people focus way too much on the "slowly" part and are afraid to run.

                        Gordo
                        I think he created confusion when he emphasized activity over exercise.
                        Unfortunately a lot of people need aerobic exercise to get healthy.

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                        • #13
                          I like my farmers market foraging "move slowly" the best. Lots of move, stop, move, plus carrying a couple of heavy bags of food by the end, maybe forgetting to stop at the bank machine and leaving my partner with the bags while I do a quick run to get cash and come back, and all with good sunlight on my skin. For me, times like that, or wandering with my dog around the neighbourhood or rambling on a hike with my partner, are the perfect kind of move slowly because it likely best imitates the kind of movement we evolved to do (rather than trying to maintain a 6-minute km pace on a long run, for example).

                          More and more research is showing that it's the day-to-day activities that mean a lot. Yes, we need to get more vigorous exercise sometimes, but things like walking and even fidgeting do have an effect. We can include both--it doesn't have to be "move slowly" or "work out", since there's room for both if you structure your life to incorporate more natural movement on a daily basis as opposed to scheduling your "move slowly".
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                            My basic rule of thumb is that if I can get somewhere in an hour or less on foot, then I walk. That includes grocery shopping. This takes care of most of what I feel I need to fulfill the Move Slowly aspect.
                            It's a good thing to go for, even if you don't do it for everything. Had a long night last night, and instead of yoga we went to brunch at a place a mile away, so I loaded up the backpack with 40 pounds, and walked to brunch (and back), it's really nice if you have the time. IF you don't have the time, make it.
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