Have you ever stopped and thought about where we are headed? I mean where we, as a race, are going to end up? What will humans be doing in 100, 1000, 10,000 years from now? What will we look like? Well if we take a snapshot of where we are at now and extrapolate that out, the answer doesn’t look good. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer. These Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the unfortunate reality of today’s first world societies. Diseases not borne of a virus or bacteria, but of our own choosing. Sadly these diseases have become so common place that they are seen by many as inevitable, but this is far from the truth. Not only can we prevent this from happening but we can reverse the damage we’ve done to ourselves right now by changing our patterns and habits for the better.
An obese person is much more likely to have obese children. Whether it’s from the genetics or the environment (or more likely both) the fact is that how you treat your body and what you eat now will not only affect you, but your children and even your children’s children. You’re potentially setting your family line up for failure. If enough of us continue this pattern then we’re setting up the human race for failure.
My goal has always been to fight against this trend of NCDs; to build better humans. I believe that we at an evolutionary tipping point – where our race can continue as it is, to degenerate and rely solely on modern science to save the day; OR we can take responsibility and control for not only our own personal health and wellbeing but also for those around us.
It comes down to helping others by helping yourself. If you have major health issues the last thing on your mind is helping people with theirs. According to Maslow we have a hierarchy of needs, and to successfully fulfil these needs we need to build it up like a pyramid, with the more important base needs forming the foundation. Unfortunately a lot of people today aim at fulfilling the higher needs without giving much thought to the base health needs of their own body and thus build on a foundation of sand. By concentrating on yourself, getting your own health in order, you then have the ability to help others, who in turn help others and so on. If enough of us continue this pattern then we can reverse the detrimental changes we are starting to see today.
At the end of the day it’s up to you, the individual, to stand up and take responsibility for your own actions and the consequences that they have.
It’s for this purpose – to help you help yourself – that I have created the Daily Natural Activity site. It’s an online workout resource that takes natural fitness and puts it into an easy to follow workout routine, something that anyone, regardless of previous experience or skill level, can follow. Check it out and take up the challenge to make a positive change in your life.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
– Mahatma Ghandi