Our ancestors evolved living in tribes and small communities until the creation of cities and modern society. For the last 200,000 to 300,000 years we lived and interacted with others on a daily basis. Our mind and body adapted to learn how to survive in a small community. In tribal life, everyone had a purpose and a job to do. This dependence on someone else wired us to be social and help one another. This behavior trait was advantageous for us back then because it allowed us to survive dire situations. Currently, the need for help from others to survive has greatly been diminished. This has left us clueless, searching for our passion and purpose. The majority of us live alone and can survive in today's world by ourselves. But this environment can also do harm and lead to a lack of purpose due to you not being needed. This lack of purpose and need by others has caused the use of social media to skyrocket.
As a Rokiskyfitness reader, you know that sleep is one of the most important things when it comes to health and body composition. Put simply, when you sleep less than seven hours in a night, you are increasing your risk for every disease including weight gain. Over the last month I have written a couple blog posts on sleep and its impact on your hunger. In both posts I showed how a lack of sleep can increase your meal frequency (Click Here) and increase the calories consumed from snacks (Click Here). To reduce the risk of this happening, the best time to fall asleep would be between 8-11pm, with more benefits pertaining to weight reduction when falling asleep closer to 8pm.
It can be quite the struggle to buy healthy groceries these days, especially when you have to walk into a store with every food imaginable. Remember, grocery stores are businesses and it is their job to get you to spend as much money as possible. Gone are the days where you just have to fight against your wants and desires. Now you have to deal with the best advertising money can buy. For instance, I had the intention of going into Trader Joe's to buy one item, and an hour later I had 100 dollars less in my bank account. Another time I went to Whole Foods with the intention to buy snacks for a movie. I had my mind set on dark chocolate covered pretzels, but guess what happened? I walked into the store and right away I see a table with the sign "Self Serve: Potato Chips. And if you know me well then you know I love salty foods. So of course I went ahead and filled up my bag with the chips.
How crazy is that?