Our ancestors had a different word for exercise: life.
Learn how to tweak your daily routines so that you are naturally more active.
For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we humans had to exert ourselves - often quite strenuously - to get food. We naturally spent a lot of time outdoors in the sun walking, hunting, gathering, and performing various other physically-oriented tasks.
This plethora of natural movement kept our ancestors healthy.
Whether you'd like to improve your energy levels, reduce stress, lose weight, or reduce inflammation - you don't need to spend hours at the gym.
The goal of this course is simple: to help you move more. Over two weeks, you’ll learn how to tweak your daily routines - during your commute, at the office, around home, or at the gym - so that you are naturally more active.
With daily lessons and the help of a personal coach from Change Collective, you'll put a few changes into action to find the ones that work for you.
2 Week Course
with Daily Lessons
on Your iPhone
Bestselling Author &
Ancestral Health Clinician
To Help You
About The Course
Sitting is Killing You
I'm sure this isn't news to you; most people are aware that physical activity is essential to good health. But what you may not know is that an explosion of recent research indicates that sitting too much is harmful - even if you're getting adequate exercise.
This means you could be meeting the recommended guidelines for exercise, but still be at higher risk of disease if you sit for long periods each day. Some research even suggests that people who exercise intensely (like marathon runners) are more likely to be sedentary when they're not exercising. They may assume that their training regimen protects them from the harmful effects of too much sitting when they're not exercising. It doesn't.
In industrialized societies, this "active couch potato" phenomenon has become the norm rather than the exception. If you work in an office, commute by car and watch a few hours of TV each night, it's not hard to see how you could spend the vast majority of your waking life (up to 15 hours!) sitting on your butt. This is far outside of evolutionary norms for humans, and has serious consequences for our health.
The solution? We should move like our ancestors.
MADE TO MOVE
WITH CHRIS KRESSER
STAND, WALK, AND PUSH
A practical framework for natural movement
A deep-dive on how our ancestors lived, worked, and played
Sitting is killing you, learn how to build movmenet into your day
DURING YOUR COMMUTE
Use the fact that you're already on the move as an advantage
Don't fall into the trap of being sedentary at home
AT THE GYM
Optimize dedicated workout periods
"Build natural movement into your life,
without relying on the gym"
Get inspired by ancestral life, then make change in your modern life
This course isn't about recreating the paleolithic (that’s ridiculous). You don’t have to sleep outside or wear a loincloth to get enjoy the benefits of moving more. This course is about taking our knowledge of ancestral lifestyles, combining it with modern research, and applying it to our modern lives.
Over two weeks, this course will teach you more about how our ancestors lived and show you how to tweak your daily routines - during your commute, at the office, around home, or at the gym - so that you are naturally more active. Along the way, your personal coach will help you set goals and, more importantly, stick to them.
Watch a Sample Lesson from Day 7 ("Chris's Story"):
This course is for anyone looking to move more.
Physical activity does more than just help us burn fat and lose weight. It also improves energy levels, sleep quality, helps reduce stress, and helps prevent (or even reverse) chronic inflammatory conditions.
It doesn't take hours at the gym every week to be optimally active. Work movement into your life naturally with Made to Move.
WHAT YOU GET:
2 Week Course on your iPhone
Daily Lessons from Chris Kresser
Personal Coach to Help You Follow Through
Lifetime Access to the course content
Give as a gift.
Satisfaction Guarantee: a full refund within 30 days if you're not happy for any reason.
YOUR PERSONAL COACH:
Because the promises we make ourselves don't always lead to follow through, you'll be matched with one of our trained coaches to help you get off to a great start and stay on track to reach your goals. And yes, they're real people! (more)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"It is simple, informative and easy to implement. I like moving away from the idea that exercise can only happen in the gym or if "training" and this delivers that foundation for that approach to movement and health."
“I like the personalized texting with my coach. Everyone needs a helping hand on the journey to health and it's better if that's a live person. "
"The course has been great for me to figure out a few more places I can increase my activity and do it consistently--without having to completely overhaul my life (and I've never been successful when I try a complete overhaul). I'm feeling a difference ... which I think is contributing to a bit of a bump in my weight loss (I'm down 29 lbs since December--the last 6 lbs were lost these past 3 weeks)."
- Kate F.
The Paleo Cure
This course was inspired by my book, The Paleo Cure. The ancestral health field to date has been focused on nutrition. What we eat is an important building block for health, but living a healthy lifestyle involves more: sleep, stress, play, pleasure, and social connection are all important factors. This course focuses on one of the most important elements of health: natural movement.
ABOUT THE EXPERT:
Director of the Cornell Food & Brand Lab, former Executive Director of the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion, and bestselling author of Mindless Eating and Slim By Design.
About The Expert
M.S., L.Ac, globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine.
Chris is the creator of ChrisKresser.com, one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world, and the author of the New York Times best seller, Your Personal Paleo Code (published in paperback in December 2014 as The Paleo Cure).
Chris was recently named by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness, along with Michelle Obama, Michael Pollan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Tim Ferriss, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf and Dr. Mercola — and his work is frequently cited in national publications such as Time, The Atlantic, and NPR, and on Dr. Oz and Fox & Friends, where he has appeared as a guest.
Chris has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative medicine for more than fifteen years. He did his undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, and studied Chinese and integrative medicine at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, also in Berkeley. He has trained with world-renowned healers and educators in a variety of disciplines throughout the U.S., Thailand, and Indonesia.
Chris lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and daughter.
Meet Your Personal Coach
You'll be matched with a personal coach to help you get off to a great start and stay on track to reach your goals. Every Change Collective coach is trained in the principles of behavior change and on the course itself. Your coach will be available by SMS any time, day or night.
Derek is a co-designer of the Made to Move course (with Chris Kresser) and a co-founder of Change Collective. He's been designing behavior change products for the last 7 years and counts his stubborn great dane as one of his success stories.
Kimberly is a former biochemist/physiologist with a passion for making peoples' lives more awesome. An avid life long runner, aspiring yogi and recovering equestrian, you can find her chasing either a toddler or the next age group award in anything from 5K to the marathon. Not at the same time.
Joe is a certified personal trainer & health coach and has been passionate about nutrition and fitness for the past 15 years. Joe loves to help people create vibrant health and also have as much fun as possible while doing it!