Unlearning our instinct to minimize effort

Our ability to stay fit and healthy as we grow older depends on our ability to unlearn our instinct to minimize effort.

That means – for starters – taking the scenic route to the bathroom, willingly running the same errand multiple times, peeling the banana instead of reaching for a processed snack, walking or biking instead of taking the car, carrying weight, squatting instead of sitting, and fasting instead of eating.

Effort is a feature, not a bug.