Organic Fitness Tasks: Then and Now

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I pulled the chart you see from a great study on what the authors termed “Organic Physical Fitness.”  It details common hunter-gatherer activities against modern chores that could be equated as well as at energy dedicated to the particular task.

Although not by choice, ancient man was a busy guy.  This we know.  We also know that technology has given man the opportunity to have a choice between a high activity lifestyle and a low activity one.  Manual labor has essentially been eliminated for an entire cast of modern man.  Remembering this, I felt relived considering that this week I have only checked off three of the modern equivalents listed above.  I carry a mean backpack, but ancient man is killing me right now.

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