September 18th, 2018 10:37 AM
(response to recently released study)
We are, like all herd and pack animals, but unlike solitary hunters, evolved to conserve energy and save it for movement with the pack and herd toward opportunity and away from risk. Herds will seek safety in the herd, and continuously move to new territory. Pack animals will patrol their territory together. Solitary hunters will patrol their territory alone. This is why it is harder to domesticate, foxes than wolves, and easiest to domesticate herds.
This is why team sports are so important for those with lower industriousness, and why the ‘high’ from exercise is so important to form an addiction to for solitary exercise. It is also why boys need dominance play in sports or hunting in order to stay fit.
Training ourselves to do other than conserve energy takes incentives and often quite a bit of effort.
Running worked for me despite my asthma because the high was addictive. Lifting weights at home while watching the news every morning was addictive. But nothing was more addictive than wrestling despite the autists disgust at sweaty male bodies.