From Chris Highcock’s wonderful short PDF book which you can buy here.
Chris’s book opens with the best context for Fitness and its link to health and how we grow old that I have yet seen.
This site has talked a lot about the false claims for diet – “Eating Healthy Grains” etc. The real diet is to give up the modern foods!
Chris shows how our modern obsession with “Exercise” has taken us down an unhelpful alley too. The real issue is “Strength”.
Our ancestors did not “Take Exercise”. They led active lives and they carried a lot of stuff and they moved around a lot. They did not need a gym not expensive kit. Chris shows us how we can do this again. And he shows a focus on strength this will help our health in a way that “Exercise” does not. This approach also then deals with the issue of time. For to get strength the requirement is intensity and not time. In fact as we get stronger we need to use less time and increase the intensity. We don’t have to spend hours a day.
Oh and don’t forget that we are designed to walk – a lot!
I follow this guy’s rss feed and fully endorse his book. Kudos for posting about it.