Sometimes evolution provides helpful context for what’s probably best
Where it offers good insight – food, exercise, and sleep
Ever watch a 3 year old pick something up? They have perfect form. Once we start sitting, our hip flexors become tight, and we don’t have proper squatting form. On the evolutionary scale, chairs are a recent thing. We want to be strong in the positions of our ancestors.
Side note – these notes were taken from a Varidesk
Sleep – Our ancestors slept for around 8 hours a night. If someone could have “outevolved” this, it probably would have happened. Maybe it will change in a million years, but right now, sleep is needed whether we like it or not.
“We did not evolve in an environment where we were constantly fed, it was either feast or famine.” There is no better way to better increase autophagy (cell death of damaged cells) than periodically fasting.
As a general rule, if your ancestors didn’t eat it, the probability that it’s good has to be questionable
Where does evolution not offer any insight?
Mindfulness – our ancestors probably didn’t spend a lot of time being anxious/worried about the future, and probably spent a good amount of time in the present state