Humans Evolved to Basically Walk and Do Endurance Work All the Time – Not Tweet

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We mustn’t forget that those individuals [early humans] were also hunter-gatherers. They worked extremely hard every day to get a living.

  • A typical hunter-gatherer has to walk between nine and 15 kilometers a day.
  • A typical female might walk 9 kilometers a day,
  • a typical male hunter-gatherer might walk 15 kilometers a day, and that’s every single day.
  • That’s day-in, day-out, there’s no weekend, there’s no retirement, and you do that for your whole life. It’s about the distance if you walk from Washington, DC to LA every year.

That’s how much walking hunter-gatherers did every single year. Continue reading