Do you call yourself lazy when you don’t feel like exercising? In reality, we are programmed by time to avoid unnecessary effort, says Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel E. Lieberman, that explores this idea as he uses anthropological evidence to break this and other myths about exercise.
His work answers questions like: Have we evolved to exercise? Is sitting or being lazy really unhealthy? Were our ancestors really as strong as some imagine them to be?
Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman, PhD, states: “To me, it is clear. We are asking people to choose to do something that is inherently abnormal in the sense that we evolved not to do it.”
When Liberman goes for a run during his travels to study remote cultures, “hunter-gatherers often sit and look at him, shake their heads, and even laugh to see a person choosing to engage in a physical activity that is not necessary for survival or procreation “.
That is why at Nidore Essentia we separate exercise from movement; They are two very different concepts: one can be used as a mechanism to work the awakening of the body’s consciousness while doing other things, while exercise is a separate activity, that is done specifically and that implies that you have to dedicate a space and a time for it.
All this is part of the myths we have regarding exercise, and you can read more about the subject using the links below: