Humans Have Evolved to Chill

I am from the UK, and as such enjoy “a nice sit down”. But a love of sitting isn’t confined just to this tiny island. In fact, it isn’t even just common in humans. Chilling is mandatory across the entire animal kingdom.

Animals aren’t wasteful of calories by doing frivolous things like exercise. Lions don’t go on morning jogs, and ostriches don’t do power yoga. Energy is precious, and all animals have evolved to use it wisely.

So, if you can’t motivate yourself to exercise, clap your body on the back, it’s doing its job. Be kind and stop asking it struggle through Spin class. Instead, why not take advantage of human nature’s love of play, or social situations, or maybe even utilise your body’s incredible capacity to walk.

You and your body are on the same team. Remember that.