You might get the impression that I am into communism or totalitarianism based on this headline. But I am as liberal as they come, so I don’t really stand by it – I just say it to make a point.
This idea for a post came to me after watching the Netflix series on the Unabomber to make things even better!
It occurred to me that the massive health crisis we face in the developed world today is mostly coursed by technology, and there is almost nothing we can do about it. This evolution of our daily lifestyle that started around 50-60 years ago has already been set in motion, and it is too late to stop it now.
We move too little and have too much food available.
The overall economy has centralized all jobs around very few major cities in every country. Housing prices in the cities have gone up with this development, so most people work in the cities but live outside of them. This makes sedentary transportation forms such as trains and cars obligatory in getting to work.
The jobs that we have today are mostly sedentary as well and takes place in front of a computer screen. I have nothing against computer screens, but they sure do make most people’s workday immobile.
So if we sleep lying down for 1/3 of our day, and sit down for another 1/3 of our day due to our modern jobs, that makes it obvious that we have to find a way to stand or move in our spare time.
Sitting down, playing video games or other sedentary spare time activities almost becomes criminal when you look at in this light.
A big key to a healthier life, for most people, must be to cultivate a hobby that involves some kind of movement. Anything. Doing woodwork or gardening would be fine.
Technology has already dictated one-third of our day. We need to fight a little bit to keep the rest of our time human.