Humans Were Born to Run

Thought For the Day

About 2 million years ago the human made physical adaptations that had no impact on walking but that make us better endurance runners. This shift provides evidence we became running hunters.

Adaptations to the human body have allowed humans to expend less energy when running faster. Other animals release a tremendous amount of energy when they speed up and cannot maintain long distances.

Humans can run in conditions no other animal can. Our ability to sweat and breathe through the mouth allows us to release heat and run in it. Animals get rid of excess heat by panting, but have to stop to do it.

This hunting technique is still practiced today. It requires minimal technology, has a high success rate, and yields lots of meat.

Powell, Alvin. Humans hot, sweaty, natural-born runners. The Harvard Gazette.

Mindfulness Challenge

Push through the mental block of believing you cannot run. Get out in the heat today and focus on overcoming the adversity for at least 1 mile.

The sense of accomplishment will lead you down a path that is only more rewarding in time.

Reflect on the distance our ancestors had to run to exhaust prey and simply obtain a meal. If 1 mile determined whether you would eat for that day, I can guarantee everyone would achieve the mark.

Quote to Live By

“I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.” (Rook, Ronald)

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