What should a healthy and fit human body be able to do?
December 16, 2004 9:18 AM Subscribe
What should a healthy and fit human body be able to do? [+]
posted by departure lounge to health & fitness (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This question is inspired by this thread
and the experience I had the other day of running 3 blocks to catch a train... and spending 3 minutes catching my breath afterwards.
How far should a human be able to run comfortably? Swim? How much weight should each gender be able to reasonably carry, and for what distance? What about flexibility -- should humans be limber enough to climb trees? I'm not so interested in longevity or cardiovascular health as I am in the idea that our bodies evolved to be able to do certain activities. I imagine I'd feel healthier if I restored and then kept up with those abilities.
People who feel fit and healthy: what are you able to do physically?