As a child grows older, he learns many physical activities necessary for survival. As they reach adulthood, children forget to learn new physical skills, unless they are inclined towards physical fitness and sports. We have all been doing simple physical activities, such as walking, running, and jumping pretty much all of our lives, but we lack intent behind them, rendering them merely functional and not beneficial for our physical and mental health.
As a man, the art of survival is a gift we’ve been presented with via evolution. We have all learned to walk, run and crawl. But adding more intent and purpose to these simple tasks can make them more beneficial for us in the long run. Here are the three most simple physical activities which we have all learned growing up:
A man shouldn’t be just doing physical activities without a thought but should be able to perform them with maximum efficiency and a great technique. The quantity of physical exercise is not the only parameter, it is quality too. The art of balancing is an ancient one; we have all been learning to balance ourselves as we’ve grown older.
Even standing up straight is all about balance since you are managing the forces of gravity to do so. But balancing as a life skill is much more challenging; it is a slow form of exercise, which doesn’t require speed and enhances joint strength while increasing focus and mindfulness. It connects the physical with the mental, thus balancing out our bodies as well. It is a lifelong skill that can come in handy when faced with obstacles such as rivers.
Running is one of the most basic physical activities. It is a full-body exercise, consisting of both aerobic and anaerobic aspects of physical movement. It is also an important part of a number of recreational activities.
Running is an important survival skill, with equally crucial applications in the modern world as well. It is linked to a high rate of injury and so, runners must be careful with their form and experiment with different postures before choosing their final form.
We all learn to crawl before we can walk. It is an instinct that is still neglected as a form of exercise among grown-ups. It may seem too basic and childish to some, but it is not as easy as it seems and requires quite a lot of strength and focus to excel in, as it engages the entire body.
The crawling technique increases mindfulness, improves focus, and strengthens the limbs and core. It is also a great way to increase agility. Crawling too has many practical applications in daily life, as it enables you to ascend steep surfaces with balance, wriggle through obstacles, and keep low when faced with dangers such as bullets or wild animals.