Dancing for your Supper
Is an age old expression, that you must spend some energy to collect the food that you are eating. A century ago, when this was the norm, there was no obesity anywhere in the world. When the indigenous peoples, used to hunting and gathering, were caged into reservation, their free walking activities were curtailed, soon metabolic alterations were to continue.
I walk all the time, at work, at home I am always doing something or other, this is true. Free living human beings in the West walk on the average about 7 miles per day, about and as food becomes available the walking distance decreases by about 3.5 miles per day and in these people, obesity and fat accumulation occurs. This is accelerated by overfeeding.
Thus metabolic alterations are in the continuum of
Walking to get water
Walking to get your food
And the availability of food was adequate
Agricultural people had no feast or famine, in general
Hunters and gatherers did
Overfeeding, on a constant basis, led to a deficit in walking
And increased sitting
So on the average about 2 hours of walking was lost
In some parts of Africa, 5 hours of walking is necessary to get water
Cuna Indian women have to row about five hours per day to get water and food
So SEDENTARY lifestyle means a CHANGE in your lifestyle
Overfeeding forces you to slow down a little bit
Overweight forces you to slow down a bit
Both the above, decreases the velocity of walking, since lean people do walk faster and longer.
What was the 2 hours replaced with?
Fast Pace of Life, no time
All increasing stress hormones
Are possibly the fundamental blocks in the making of a healthy body
Less Stressful Life
More stress in life
The choice is yours..