A Hunter-Gather Lifestyle For The Modern Age

A Hunter-Gather Lifestyle For The Modern Age
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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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