Consequence Immobility!…generally in our society…with its fixation at work of longterm sitting, cars, and just laying around looking at screens…unending!…it’s a horrendous toll from our non-paleolithic North American lifestyle. So much so, that even those of us disciplined to work out each day, cannot counteract the extremely negative health effects of just sitting around. The last 2 million years for example, and we are talking the period when fire was utilized, our forebears literally really moved dawn to dusk! The attention to fire just exacerbation or night protection and general survival. The ‘exercise’ of today a mirror of ‘fight or flight’. Imagine extreme DNA ‘expression’ negatives for those not working out AND not walking regularly. No wonder North American lives now severely curtailed, and this malaise, compounded, courtesy of extraordinary impact of fast food marketing, added to insidious immobility, fast reaching the rest of the planet that used to be somewhat inured from our influence.
Good reading….Katy Bowman “Move your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement”. This scientific author reflects my paleolithic views relevance to Paleolithic embedded DNA. Consequence Immobility!
When working indoors, you do not have a stand up desk… have not managed that point yet…then stand up frequently. As James Levine, author of “Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It” says; even 90 seconds of standing will activate muscular and cellular systems that process blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol, all of which are mediated by insulin. Effectively at our molecular level, our bodies must be continually active to prevent that ‘shut-down’ signal. which in paleolithic times, usually meant death, thus inactivity a primordial last ditch survival response.
Another pet subject of mine, the plain fact that our brains continually need fresh blood and oxygen; without which long term damage to our brains. Huge increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, is the devastating consequence of just sitting around for all those hours. Floor work using gravity in the gym! AND a start early to avoid that brain damage that when young we see perhaps as irrelevant! WALK 5000, even 10,000 steps a day..in addition to that work out! Consequence Immobility!