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With so many technological advancements seen by the world in the last few centuries, it can be hard to consider following any of the daily habits our ancestors had.
But, in reality, our ancestors are the ones who created the foundation for much of our lifestyle today.
After all, they must have been doing something right if society was able to flourish into what it is today. Our ancestors were the ones that had to undergo the trials and tribulations of only being able to rely on what nature had to offer them. They relied on word of mouth — knowledge passed on to them from their ancestors — and used this to survive and care for themselves.
While those from years past could not count on the internet and its wealth of knowledge, they were able to grow and prosper and plant the seeds for all we have come to know.
Believe it or not, there is valuable knowledge we can gather from our ancestors to use in our daily lives. Even though they lived their lives so different from us, by acknowledging their insight and wisdom, we can be inspired to start focusing on our own well-being.
This can seem overwhelming at first but don’t worry. Start small and notice the effects this knowledge can have on your life. Try these tips to start your streak of wellness.
The Use of Herbs
Our abuelas always use them.
We are talking about herbs and how our ancestors used them to care for their well-being.
While modern medicine has allowed us to extend our lifespan, the use of certain herbs can also provide benefits to our health.
Ashwagandha is a perfect example. It is an evergreen shrub that grows in Asia and Africa that helps the body cope with stress and anxiety.
Enjoy The Great Outdoors
Nowadays, most of us spend our days in an office, after sitting in traffic during our commute, instead of peacefully enjoying our breakfast.
Have you stopped to think about what this could do to our overall well-being?
Humans are not meant to be sedentary and scrolling through a virtual world.
Our ancestors, for example, could not rely on cars and smartphones. They spent much of their time outside, enjoying the company of their family and friends, tending to the garden, and even going to festivals.
Notice the trend here? All of these things were facilitated by nature.
Our ancestors had a lifestyle stemming from their hunter-gatherer society. They hunted animals and picked fruits and vegetables. Their diet was as natural as could be.
Our ancestors’ diet can offer many benefits to our well-being, as some of the foods they ate may also help lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
This is not to say that we can’t indulge in our favorite ice cream or chocolate bar, but eating more like our ancestors may help our health in the long run.
In the end, there is much we can learn from them if we truly take a minute to consider how we can bring some of their daily habits into our own everyday life.