Monday, 13 March 2017
Physical And Mental Activity
-copied from here.
After a collapse of civilization, the survivors would return to that level of fitness. After SM Stirling's Change, the people in one community:
are no longer fat;
need all the calories that they can consume;
are trained in combat from the earliest age.
"'The best archers start with the bow as a kiddie. They've grown up rough, too...'"
-SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), Chapter Thirteen, p. 368.
Without a collapse, we need a way to combine the benefits of civilization with optimum health and fitness. Gym is necessary to counteract a sedentary lifestyle. What is the lifestyle that would make gym unnecessary without forfeiting intellectual and cultural pursuits? Maybe we need Ythrian bodies pumping oxygen directly into the bloodstream?