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Paleo Diet: Exercise Like a Caveman

Exercise like a caveman projects an image of gyms and stair-stepper machines. Well, think again. Nothing of the sort. Cavemen and women got more exercise in a single day than most modern people get in a week. No, the key is not to spend a whole lot of money on a gym membership. It is simply to avoid modern conveniences and walk more. Take a look at the video...

Not to worry. Exercise is not difficult. What it takes is commitment.

  • When you go shopping, park as far away from the entrance to the store as possible and walk.
  • Walk all the aisles of the store, even when you have no intention of buying from the aisles walked.
  • Observe the half-mile rule. If something is no more than a half-mile from your current position, walk. Save a bit of gas and you'll get in those extra steps. After a while, increase the rule to one-mile.
  • Take the stairs whenever possible. Both up and down stairs is great exercise. 
  • Set a step goal and then keep it. If you miss your goal, don't try and make it up the following day. Just work to get to your goal.
  • If your job keeps you on your feet all day, invest in a bike and ride it in the morning or evening and on weekends. Like with steps, set a distance goal and keep it as best as you can.
  • This is optional but I find it quite helpful. Keep a log of your exercise. Time, steps, distance and the like are good things to keep a record of. A simple spiral notebook or datebook will work with this tool.

Exercise is not as difficult as you might think. What is difficult, however, is making the commitment in the beginning. After 30 days, you'll wonder why you never did this before. 


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