Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Our Bodies Are Hundreds of Years Behind...
My thought for today on wellness is -- How has exercise and nutrition changed from 500 years ago? Didn't we have to wash our own clothes and dishes at least every few days? Saddle up the horse to go anywhere far or catch a train? Help out on the farm? How much processed food did we have access to? You mean, there were no Cheetos?? God forbid! No Krispy Kreme?? Eee gad!! You mean on a Friday night there was no Red Robin or Chili's to go to?
What time would people go to bed on an average night 500 years ago? How would they use a typical beautiful sunny day -- would they spend it all on the computer on Facebook, Google or Ebay?
Now, instead of 500 years ago, think 5,000. Then 50,000.
I will leave you with those thoughts and questions when you're wondering "what's wrong with my diet plan?" Don't get me wrong: I love the amenities, comforts and conveniences of today. They are awesome and I appreciate them. But how can we get our bodies to live like yesterday in a world full of excess today, in order to stay fit and eat healthfully?
Each person is different, and that's just one of many areas Lighthouse Nutrition and Wellness can help YOU personally.