I’ve blogged before that I think training, both mental and physical, particularly intense training, creates a situation of scarcity for nutrients which provides stimulus for our bodies to improve their infrastructure to provide these nutrients. This is the training effect and keeps us healthy. Well I also just noticed that it works nicely with the idea that our body is continually looking to save on energy and nutrients.
The healthy body we maintain costs a lot in terms of energy and nutrients. Thus it makes sense that our bodies would constantly look to shed anything it doesn’t need to survive. In the past that meant life or death. So in essence the body is continually stripping what is not essential. It judges what’s essential in reference to what we do. So we can influence it.