Gorillas are onto something
Is it me or is it a bit strange that one of our closest ancestors outweighs us pound for pound in physical prowess and has never lifted or so much looked at a barbell sideways?
The gorilla is one heck of an animal. The stats are for all to see on the wikirilla pages.
Surviving age of a gorilla in the wild is 35-40 years. This is impressive when humans had the same average survival age 200 years ago.
Also impressive when gorillas are in short supply of sugar, meat, vitamins and mineral supplements, alcohol, antibiotics and flatscreen tv.
The gorilla is a formidable "beast". Yet if it were to wear a Fitbit it would be receiving electric shocks every 20 minutes telling it to move a bit more. The Gorilla averages 500-2000m of distance covered to forage each day. Not enough steps bud!
Then there's the water intake. Hardly a drop. Due to the mass of leaves, pith and some fruit they are receiving plenty to survive.
So the gorilla is now really stretching the read outs from myfitnesspal.... and yet it survives and demonstrates attributes that humans can only dream of.
To be fair, the research into primal instincts and natural methods to live have made an extraordinary leap into the magazine pages, attempting to tap into the next generation and influence their decisions to eat well and eat natural. Evolution of food science has led many humans to the brink with fabrications of foodstuffs, thankfully it has enabled another sector of science to prove that we all have basic natural requirements, and when met, deliver health and vitality.
Processed foods and processed routines make for processed people.
For me, and it's my opinion, something that is processed is not making a decision.
I really enjoyed eating some cake yesterday. Lots of sugar thrown into the mix.
Everyday is taken with the view that any poor nutritional choice will contribute to an illness or foggy head or lower than desired performance.
Can I replicate the gorilla? Nope. I am not a gorilla.
Can I learn and develop positive habits the Gorilla displays to this day?
Certainly. I am human.
Foraging will continue to be the approach. If it doesn't look like it belongs to the habitat then there's a strong chance it won't get picked up.
Gorillas are the real deal.