Could You ever go back again to Living Life as the Days of a Hunter Gather Lifestyle? Well I am applying it on a part-time basis. Even doing so part-time, has created a body that SINGS.
soSourAfter my Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, now that I am in remission,
I decided to do my Hunter-Gather experience every morning walking up and down canyons in the Southenr Utah desert next to my home and not far from Zion's National Park . Yes when I walk I see red canyons and green folage each day. I even see wildlife now and again from foxes, rabbits and even hawks so in a sense, I am never walking alone.
Each walk can take up to 3 hours as I try to get an early start at about 6:00 AM every morning before it gets hot. I have decided to become a part time adjunct hunter and see what it takes me after one year of sickness and to get back at it again.
Even if I can do it on a part time basis, at least I believe that my physicality is so much improved for doing so after this past month or two I thought that I would share with you my expansive experience.
For some reason after man entered the agricultural era in Mesopotamia and the Nile, soft living was on the rise, and after the Industrial Revolution and as we enter the Information age human kind lifestyles keep getting softer with the advancement of each day.
I decided to add my own Hunter Gather experience which is a real workout one that I had to stop once I got really weak with cancer.
But I decided to resume it now that I am in remission to gain back my previous leanness and physical strength. If I showed you my walking up and down hills some of which are 100 yards up or even more, most of you would blink and say let me lay down on my sofa watch a grueling sports program, and chomp down on my bag of chips.
So I have decided to let you know what life was like tens of thousands of years ago witch my friends is still backed into our human DNA and our evolution of our bodies and our brains. In fact, the DNA in our bodies craves we go back again to some sense of activity and perspiration.
In fact, I don't need to buy a pass to the local gym, because my 3 hour up and down mountains on rocks and dirt in fact, if you read on, Hunter-Gathers men and women and even their childreen, were even in better shape than most of todays top earning athletic pros. When you walk up and down these canyons every part of your body, after your walk, I have experiences, vibrates. You will experience mustles flitching after your walk, some of which you never realized before ever existed.
So I have added here are a few excerpts to see how you and my ancestors used to live. I am doing so that maybe a few of you will rethink through how modern life might have left us as humans, less dynamic and less happy, because our minds and bodies no longer SING. I promise if your body sings like mine does, after a walk, you will experience happiness throughout your day. Which is why I believe was why the American Indian, because the y are no longer on the hunt, still grieves to this day.
All I can tell you is that my body loves being as fit as a fiddle again. So I have added some experiences as to how Hunter and Gathers lived.
Woman remember you were not the hunter but you were Gathers, but you were still expected to make those long greuling 3 - 10 mile a day trecks with your hunter warrior every day. So here is a short rendition as to what it was like for some researchers following a day in the life of a hunter-gather tribe, of today.
“Very few modern people have ever experienced what it is like to “run with the hunt.” One of the notable exceptions is Kim Hill, PhD, an anthropologist at the University of New Mexico who has spent the last 30 years living with and studying the Ache hunter-gatherers of Paraguay and the Hiwi foragers of southwestern Venezuela. his description of these amazing hunts represents a rare glimpse into the activity patterns that would have been required of us all, were it not for the Agricultural Revolution.”
“While hunter gatherers are generally in good physical condition if they haven’t yet been exposed to modern diseases and diets that come soon after permanent outside contact, I would not want to exaggerate their abilities. They are what you would expect if you took a genetic cross section of humans and put them in lifetime physical training at moderate to hard levels.
Most hunting is search time not pursuit, thus a good deal of aerobic long distance travel is often involved (over rough terrain and carrying loads if the hunt is successful). I used to train for marathons as a grad student and could run at a 6:00 per mile pace for 10 miles, but the Ache would run me into the ground following peccary tracks through dense bush for a couple of hours. I did the 100 yd in 10.2 in high school (I was a fast pass catcher on my football team), and some Ache men can sprint as fast as me.”
Another interesting post offered 13 Specific attributes of Hunter Gathers which many of us living the sole like would have difficulties living today. There main contention is that Hunter Gathers were fit and lean and were not obese because their lifestyle tended to cultivate a more rigorous physical existence which many of us today lack.