Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Not What We Do But What We Eat

So sitting around watching TV is fine. Just stop eating those chips.

Despite having lower metabolisms, hunter-gatherers eat less, and more unprocessed, food.
"While we've always assumed that humans' ancient ancestors must have been more active than today's modern Westerners -- with our office jobs, our cars and our TV sets to keep us sedentary -- new measurements of actual energy expenditure are surprising. They show that people in traditional foraging societies do indeed participate in more physical activity, but that their total energy output is almost identical to that of today's pudgy Westerners."

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