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Running outside instead of on a treadmill has the added benefits of fresh air, vitamin D, interaction with phytoncides and distance-looking

“The other 96 per cent of your weekly minutes is spent the same way as the non-exercisers: in the same home furniture, in the same office chair, staring at the computer screen, with arms and necks frozen, wearing the same geometry-altering footwear.” Our lifestyle habits have changed, but our physiology is the same as it was in our hunter/gatherer days and Bowman says we should still be walking more and doing a range of movements, like squatting, climbing and using our arms. “Our bodies don’t need seven hours of exercise a week. They need more like eight hours of movement a day, approximately 3,000 minutes a week,” © cybertrek 2018

Our possessions often present a physical barrier to getting what we need. I’ve got rid of most of my furniture – we use futons to help improve the mobility of our knees and hips

she says. “Hunter/gatherers would have engaged in about 10 times as much movement, which makes a huge difference when it comes to the strength of a tissue like bone. Our lack of movement is causing muscles, bones and cells to starve.”

nutritiouS MoVeMent Bowman says that although we have come to realise the importance of a varied and nutritious diet, there is a lack awareness of the need for varied movement, or what she calls nutritious movement. “People need to eat a huge variety of movement nutrients and need to eat them way more often,” she says. “Most people aren’t getting the

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Leisure Management Volume 37 2018  

Leisure Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global leisure industry.

Leisure Management Volume 37 2018  

Leisure Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global leisure industry.