A Hunter-Gather Lifestyle For The Modern Age

A Hunter-Gather Lifestyle For The Modern Age

Groups of people around the world are attempting to put the lifestyles of our prehistoric ancestors into practice in the modern world.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 11 january 2010

In a modern age of track lighting, climate control and ergonomically designed seating, it’s no wonder we feel a disconnect from our primitive pasts. We’ve previously written about efforts to recapture that experience - re-wilding – or take advantage of nature’s veritable bounty – urban foraging – but we’ve never quite seen one that attempts to so seamlessly integrate the ways of our ancestors into a modern context as the New Caveman movement. The Paleo lifestyle as it’s sometimes called, combines a diet that reflects the feast-famine conditions of our hunter-gatherer beginnings – heavy on meat and light on plants – with an exercise regime that hones essential skills of the time such as sprinting and leaping.

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