PaleoPathologist loves lists. Lists to memorize, lists to follow, lists to organize. He likes lists with acronyms, too—remember CREATION health last week? Here is another list from a best selling Paleo/Primal author.
Mark Sisson of MarksDailyApple.com wrote a book called “The Primal Blueprint” with his list of ten behaviors to help us all live longer. He posted the list on his website here.
- Eat lots of animals, insects and plants. Insects??? Ick. Except many cultures eat insects. They are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. They make all kinds of environmental sense too–there is very little danger of running into a cricket shortage. Even John the Baptist ate locusts! (Creation: N for Nutrition)
- Move around slowly. Hunter Gatherers don’t run marathons, they run/walk.
- Lift heavy things.
- Sprint once in a while. (or do high intensity weightlifting like PaleoPathologist does.) Creation: Activity.
- Get lots of sleep. (Creation: Rest)
- Play. This is great social interaction, not so much Age of Empires, the PaleoPathologist’s drug of choice when tired… Creation: Interpersonal relationships
- Get some sunlight every day. Vitamin D, and also exposure to blue light which resets the old Biological Clock. Creation: E for Environment.
- Avoid trauma. Don’t do stupid things! Buckle up, take it easy on the highway, keep a 2 second following distance, wear a bike helmet like PaleoPathologist!
- Avoid poisonous things. It is interesting that Mark says just about all sweet-tasting things are good to eat. Too bad that in modern life we poison ourselves with sugar.
- Use your mind. Learn a language, do crosswords, have conversations with others.
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