I'm interviewed in the new Men's Health magazine, talking about 'natural' fitness and diet movements.
Speaking with Ben Jhoty in 'Survival of the Fittest', I reflected on the modern urges that encourage a return to more 'primitive' pursuits. A sample:
In our secular society could followers of these systems be using exercise as a substitute for spirituality? At the very least the natural ethos adds a feel-good factor, says Damon Young, a Melbourne philosopher and author of How to Think About Exercise. "When we think of doing something natural," he says, "there's often a bit of morality smuggled in because we believe that if it's natural, it's good." Beyond that, Young's convinced that...the primal/natural imprimatur also helps eliminate choice. "It gives you the sense that you're doing something you were always meant to do."
(Photo: Erwan Le Corre, courtesy of Paleo Pulse)