The Prehistoric Man &
My parents told me that during their Good Old School Days that they had to walk 50 miles one-way in the blinding snow.
Now our kids ride snazzy yellow buses that are equipped with seatbelts and hopefully soon, no-exhaust-fume engines.
So if things have changed that much in the last few decades, think about how much things must have changed over the last few million...or so, years.
Everything is gearing AWAY FROM manual - specifically manual labor. Soon, women will bear children without even whispering a soft, "Ouch."
Modern Day Woman will someday (hopefully soon) invent a birthing button which they can install on the Lady in Birthing. One press and you're done! Just like a soda machine. Healthy baby - beautiful baby - one promised a great long life. WHOA. Great long life?
Maybe. Given the current technological advances, in a few more decades we'll have a cure for everything.
A great life is a long life filled with happiness and good health. And money, because without money most people just simply aren't happy. And not all of us are born with a silver spoon in our mouth. In fact, the greater majority of we-Americans are quire poor.
We struggle from day-to-day, working towards a better life. Politicians will assure us that if we work hard enough, we can be as successful as they have become.
However, once we peek behind their curtain we see that most of them are standing alongside the great Wizard from Oz - and most were indeed born with a silver spoon in their mouth.
It's not so much as what we strive to become, but more-so, who are parents are - and how much monetary value they are worth. And the more money one has, the less they have to work. They can order other, less successful individuals to do the work for them, right?
Which brings us back to Manual Labor.
So for every negative, there is a positive - and the positive thing about being poorer than most is that we tend to get more exercise. And because we do - we're generally healthier because being active keeps the body not only moving on the outside, but also on the inside. Good health is something that money cannot buy.
The desire for good health is something that we share with our caveman forefathers. We also share the desire to improve our lives, to make life more special and full - as well as the desire to have funds for those necessary things in life. Sure - we barter with green stuff these days, but in the days of the cavemen, it was all about rocks.
An non-stagnant body is a healthy body.
AND, an active body can eat MORE than a non-active one. Lots more! And active bodies build muscles which take more calories to support than fat.
Fortunately, in the Good Old Cave Days, there wasn't bottled soda, powdered drinks, exotic coffees piled with REAL whipped crème, or even Ovaltine! Gasp!
Cave people drank pure spring water - and believe me, it wasn't a buck ninety-nine a pop, either. The pure water quenched their thirst well without leaving them feeling a need for 'sweets', which is exactly what most of Modern Day Man's beverages do best (leave you craving sweets).
Way back in the days of Stone Age, the Dinosaurs, the burly Cavemen, the Cavewomen, and every other living thing worked its fingers to the stone.
One got up working and one went to bed working.
The simplest things that we now enjoy, such as taking a bath were major chores in those days especially when the water was frozen over. It wasn't easy cracking the ice with Tooth of Stegosaurus.
Because of continuous activity, more food was eaten. Food is energy and things in the Good Old Cave Days needed lots of energy to keep working and working and working.
In fact, our bodies were made to eat big eats! To eat healthy eats! To eat much different eats than we do in the Days of Modern Man.
And because of that, many people find that they have put on a few unwanted pounds. It starts with 5 pounds here, 20 pounds there, 50 pounds over here.
Before those first few pounds heaped up on us, we were probably pretty active - and not only active, but pretty YOUNG and active. We tend to slow down as we get older and that throws our weight off-balance.
If we lived in the Stone Age rather than The Stoned Age, we wouldn't have that problem - not unless we were the anointed Cave King. Those dudes didn't have to do anything - not even clip their own toenails.
They even had taste-testers, and woe to the one who sampled the red berries with three green leaves. Though he may not have died, he was left with a viscous mouth rash for at least a fortnight.
There were no day care centers in The Good Old Stone Age.
Little ones oft times accompanied their parents during their daily journey - such as berry picking, hunting, and searching for wild ostrich eggs.
Because the Cave Kids got a first-hand experience with this interaction of parent and nature, they swiftly became adept in the ways of the old world, thus prompting them to find better, faster, more efficient ways to produce - so there would be more time for things like Rockball and T.V. (training vultures).
It is better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous.
The healing process between Caveman & Cavewoman took off with lightening speed.
Love stretched forth, and with it came nights where the Cave Couples enjoyed juicy roasted meats together in their cozy caves, as well as racks of fatted lamb cooked on heavy sticks.
Well, there you have it - the connection between Prehistoric Man and Modern Day Man.
But about weight loss?
We now realize that our bodies were made to meet the ways of the Old World - for endurance, agility and all that rubbish.
And we now know that weight gain ensued because:
a) our activity levels went ka-poof, and
b) our eating habits shifted from gardens of green and roasted meats TO gardens of green smothered in ranch dressings and meats marinated in Papa Joe's Lard-Filled Dipping Sauces.
Fine. We're more apt to be fat than thin these days - so what can we do about that? And who cares about dinosaurs anyway?
Watch your diet, watch it daily, watch it hourly and moment by moment. It's way too easy to grab something here and then a few minutes later, something there.
Keep in mind that if you are overweight you have an eating addiction. Your particular situation may range from mild to severe, depending upon how many pounds you exceed your recommended healthy weight.
Your first line of defense in ridding belly fat forever is your daily diet. While exercise will assist in keeping off the fat - what you eat and what you drink control what you weigh in a significant way.
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