but please, relax.
+1 to this!
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.
You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!
but please, relax.
+1 to this!
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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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.
The elite wanting to stay elite probably will want to run some
I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.
“How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)
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.
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.