NO we were NOT!!! Our bodies require physical activity and basic food and relaxation...no overload of technology that leads to stress and burnout!
As I was discussing with a friend, I wish someone would do a controlled study on modern living versus a defined basic living. I think the results would be interesting.
I will say up front that you are right, TB, but the darndest thing just happened in my world: A fella I knew from high school - who, unbeknownst to me, goes to our church - just stroked out and is in an induced coma in the hospital. When we were kids he was driven, physically and mentally fit, type A personality.I was laid back, ate what I wanted and a little over on the rotund side. And today, he's knocking on heaven's door, and I am waddling around with the dawgs, shovelling snow, and still no real problems. My brother who runs death races has diabetes. One of my camping buddies, 8 years younger than me, just got diagnosed with blood pressure problems. I shouldn't brag, I could do the same thing as any of them as soon as I finish typing this AND fall down the stairs with an armload of pies. But it makes ya think.There's a genetic lottery going on out there too.
Oh, absolutely genes play a part Glen. Same story for me - people my age or less that I went to high school with just dying or in terrible health. Genetics do play a part. That said, I think how we tend to live now- generally speaking - creates a general environment where problems can more easily develop.
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