Primal living is a way of becoming more healthy through having a balanced diet with a healthy eating plan and an appropriate exercise regimen. The essence of primal living is to plan your diet and exercise around nature, and the things we find in our natural surroundings – just as our ancestors would have done. Living Well are a company which can help you do just that, with lots of useful tips and advice available on their website.
Diet and Exercise
Whilst diet, and having a healthy, balanced diet, are undoubtedly at the root of primal living, the importance of exercise should not be underestimated. Only by combining the healthy eating and appropriate exercise elements can one really fully exploit the benefits of primal living.
Primal Living Exercise
What would the appropriate exercise be in the primal living concept? The most important thing is that the exercise should be done in a more natural environment than you would find at the gym, for example. If you recall, the essence of primal living is using nature and your surroundings, therefore the exercise element as well as the diet element should encompass this.
If we can think back to the days of the old time body builder, we can imagine someone who developed their muscles and exercise routines using feats of amazing strength and technique. They would perhaps combine two, or more, activities to really give their bodies a workout – holding weights above their head with one hand whilst squatting for example. Or lifting heavy weights with thick, thick bars to develop their grip. They really did push the boundaries in terms of weight and technique.
It’s probably fair to say that most people would be well-advised not to expose their bodies to such extreme tests as the risk of injury to the inexperienced is great. However, we can combine body weight training with flexibility, balance and agility to be able to train outside anywhere; to develop a MovNat programme. MovNat is a combination of the words movement and nature. People who have a MovNat regimen can be seen running through woods, climbing rocks, climbing trees and lifting and throwing logs and the like. Just think about the benefits of pull-ups using a tree branch rather than a bar in a gym – each branch is different and much rougher to handle, giving your body a much better workout than the conventional gym workouts. Whilst MovNat in itself isn’t going to be the only exercise programme you use as part of primal living, it should certainly be something to consider implementing.
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