Evolution & Fitness

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evolution of fitness

Evolution

If you do your research, you’ll find that humans came into existence about 5 to 7 million years ago. The earliest, upright hominids, probably about 2.5 million years ago. It wasn’t until the past hundred years that exercise became popular. 

That’s likely due to until that point, your ancestors had everything they could do to survive. Their activities were relegated to bursts of energy to obtain food, then chillin’ (to conserve energy) & snoozing (a body needs rest to repair). Rinse and repeat. They never thought about fitness or exercise, because they were too busy staying alive. Their activity was just fine for that purpose and that’s why I’m here, now.

Evolutionary scale

On a grand scale, how humans evolved is of interest from an academic standpoint; how our bodies adapted to the present point. From a practical standpoint, how I got here is not critical in my decision-making in how I’m going to make the most of my time here. On an evolutionary scale, my time here is a piss-whole-in-the-snow. On a personal scale, it’s everything!

Current State

Evolving to upright and walking came with significant advantages in-line with the Darwinian natural selection hypothesis. Namely, the ability to hold tools from an upright and superior position. It came at a cost though. Namely:

  • Shoulder weakness; the downside of not walking with your hands.
  • Head instability; you don’t have to hold it up, it’s balanced on your neck.
  • Lumbar fragility; your whole upper body rests on a narrow point, at your hips

Our Mission

Acknowledge and accept our current state of being. Work to optimize that state. Do what you can to assure to live life at its fullest. Maximum satisfaction is up to you . . . get there by committing 5 minutes, now!

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