Rewild Your Life: How Modern Life Has Knocked Our Biology out of Sync

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    Rewild Your Life: How Modern Life Has Knocked Our Biology out of Sync

    A growing tribe of fitness experts believes that modern life has turned us into “zoo humans”, but would returning to the behaviours of our ancestors really make us happier?
    By Men's Health

    Bear-hugging somebody you’ve never met is not natural, regardless of social-distancing rules. Certainly not in London, where you don’t even make eye contact with strangers. Yet, a little while before lockdown, Tony Riddle, also known as “the Natural Life-Stylist”, greets me open-armed outside Highgate Men’s Pond. The rising sun is glinting orange off the frost-covered grass. I’m glad of the body heat.

    I’m no stranger to ice baths and cryotherapy, which have become cool in fitness circles. Still, I’m apprehensive. The regulars at the pond are doubtless bemused by the sight of us sitting in the open-air changing area, inhaling and exhaling in time with a meditation app in order to “down-regulate” our systems.

    I can’t help but notice that Riddle is in terrific nick for a 45-year-old. In September last year, to raise money for green causes, he ran the length of the UK from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in 30 days, which is equivalent to more than a marathon per day. And he did it barefoot. Despite running on tarmac – and once, in Wigan, glass fragments – his feet, which went up two sizes from hypertrophy, are remarkably smooth. To continue reading, please visit:

    Rewild Your Life: How Modern Life Has Knocked Our Biology out of Sync
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    A ‘Rewilding’ Coach, how novel...

    I like this quote “It’s time to rediscover your human potential.”

    Some interesting ideas to ponder, particularly the sitting on the floor, changing positions frequently as a form of massage/stretching and the pull up bar in the kitchen to hang off (I have one in my front entrance and always try to do a couple of pull-ups when I pass under it).

    I’m gonna say there’s some inspiration to be found in this article.
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