This week’s Podcast features movement coach, lifestyle educator, nutritionist and the founder of Primal Play, Darryl Edwards.
In this interview, Darryl shares about the success of Primal Play―a popular fitness practice that utilizes of all your natural surroundings―and his new book, Animal Moves, which outlines 40 different animals you can replicate to make exercise and movement fun for the whole family.
Tune in today and discover a whole new way to exercise, including:
- The evolutionary fitness philosophy behind the Primal Play methodology of movement as medicine
- What a Primal Play fitness session looks like―a refreshingly stark contrast from your typical gym workout
- An overview of the Animal Moves 28-Day movement plan, which outlines 40 different animals you can replicate in just 15-30 minutes a day to make exercise a blast
- The incredible health benefits of focusing on all types of playful animal-movement―jumping, crawling, sprinting, crouching, climbing, static poses, etc.
- Tips on finding rewarding opportunities for natural movement within your local environment, no matter where you live
- The key component community and family participation plays in a successful fitness routine
- And more….
Whether you’re a practitioner interested in curating fun and innovative exercise practices for your patients or an individual looking for ways to improve you or your family’s fitness, this is a must-listen.
Bring some serious fun back into fitness routine by listening to the podcast today.
Resources mentioned in this podcast: Primal Play
Announcer: Welcome to the Evolution of Medicine podcast, the place where health professionals come to hear from innovators and agitators leading the charge. We cover the latest clinical breakthroughs and technology as well as practical tools to help transform your practice and the health of your community. Here’s your host James Maskell.
James: Hello and welcome to the podcast. This week we feature movement specialist Darryl Edwards. Darryl was on the first Evolution of Medicine Summit in 2014 and has brought a new concept called Primal Play to the masses from various books, and he’s become really well known in the paleo community. He has a new book coming out called Animal Moves. We’re going to talk about many different things. It’s a really interesting half an hour talking about how to create low barriers to entry from movement and exercise, talked about lacrimal nature of movement, how to essentially use your local surroundings as your environment and as your gym and different ways to do that. Then we got into some of the animal moves and why they’re so powerful. I think it’s a really interesting half an hour, especially as we’re starting to talk about this cooperative and insurance and how we can support each other to get healthy and to stay healthy. This is a super interesting topic for anyone who’s interested in curator fun exercise for their patients and for their community. Check it out. So a warm welcome to the podcast Darryl Edwards. Welcome, Darryl.
Darryl: Hey, James. How you doing?
James: I’m really well. So glad to have you here on the podcast. For those people who remember the very first Evolution of Medicine Summit, Darryl was one of the guests there talking about his work. Darryl, the last time I saw you we were making a goat curry on Doctor In The House.
Darryl: Yeah. That’s right. Yeah. Which was a lot of fun. Hey, it’s amazing how good food can be really helpful and beneficial for us.
James: Just maybe before we get into a little bit about what you’re up to, maybe you could just speak to a little bit of sort of what it was like being involved with that. I’m always trying to communicate to the U.S. audience just how transformative that show was. I’m making my own moves to try and get some of those ideas to a wider audience in America. It was a really special show, wasn’t it?
Darryl: Yeah, for sure. Mainly because it was on primetime TV. So pretty much the biggest audience available on Terrestrial TV in the UK, BBC1, and it really spoke about the power of lifestyle and reversing lifestyle disease, product lifestyle disease. So it was a fantastic platform. I had the privilege to be involved in one of the episodes, work with a family who was suffering type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. They just had no idea that they could go off the meds and just utilize lifestyle, increasing metaphysic activity, change in their diet, focusing on other stressors, and they can reverse the sapidities of type 2 diabetes. So it was a fantastic opportunity to be involved in that show, and most importantly, a huge audience being made aware of the power of lifestyle.
James: Absolutely. Yeah. It was really powerful, and I watched this space for some exciting stuff in that regard in the U.S. market. But yeah, let’s just jump into what you’re up to. So I remember back in the summer of 2014, I was living in New York still. I had a one year old daughter just then, and we were just gearing up for this first Evolution of Medicine Summit. We had just started the functional forum a few months before. I had been put in touch with you actually because of we had one day dedicated to sort of paleo type concepts, evolutionary diets, and so forth as part of the Evolution of Medicine platform. You came to do a Primal Play session in Central Park. I guess I just wanted to reflect on it as really fun and engaging time. Maybe for people who are familiar with Primal Play, before we get into the sort of animal moves piece, just give sort of everyone an idea of Primal Play, what it is, why you think it’s important, and why practitioners from all around the world should be interested in Primal Play.
Darryl: Yeah, I suppose it’s basically playing homage to that fact that our ancestry involved and was predicated by certain amounts, frequency, and type of movements that we’d engage in day to day in order to survive. So to obtain healthful food, to build shelter, to defend ourselves movement was part of parcel of that. In the 21st century, there’s an absence of a requirement for movement. We don’t need to move to obtain food. We can locomote using public transport or using mechanized transport. So movement can become optional in the 21st century. Things like exercise are … It’s almost a substitute, like a proxy, for the lack of physical activity that we have in the present day.
One is a recognition of that, the importance of looking at evolutionary fitness and evolutionary biology and how the human body responds physiologically to movement, to physical activity. Secondly, thinking about how can we make that concept and that prospect more fun because for most people, the first time they hear the word exercise or fitness, for many, they just consider it being a chore, it being painful, something that they have to do because they recognize there are health benefits, but they reverse to it at the same time.
So many of us would rather sit on the sofa watching serialized Netflix of whatever show that you like rather than getting up off your coach and being physically active. If there isn’t a need to do it, we’re very happy to make sure it’s optional.
So Primal Play came about when I recognized that I needed something that would motivate me over and above selling me the health benefits, over and above a desire to look good in the summer, over and above me improving my physical performance. I start to focus on what I would need for improving function as I got older, improving longevity, making the most of the good food that I was taking on board, and recognizing that movement was medicine. So I had that recollection, that recognition of that, and then decided well how am I going to motivate myself until the end of my days. What’s going to make me decide not to be sedentary. The playful aspect, the kind of looking back at my childhood and thinking I didn’t exercise as a kid. I certainly went out to play. I certainly enjoyed the outdoors. I certainly enjoyed exploring gymnastics of movements and having fun and being engaged through movement. So I wanted to create a methodology that would incorporate the best of evolutionary fitness and our requirements to move and use play theory to combine the two to make sure that we would have a good time, almost instant gratification, enjoying the process of movement and the joy of movement rather than just thinking about the end results.
James: Absolutely. So this idea, since I spoke to you or since we did that four years ago, this idea has really taken off. I see you traveling around the world talking about this, and even some pretty prestigious medical and academic institutions interested in this concept, right?
Darryl: Yeah. For sure. I mean, I had the privilege of speaking at Harvard University for a couple of years actually to leading clinicians from all over the world discussing movement as medicine, exercise as medicine. It is remarkable how the science now there’s a significant evidence base on the role of physical activity in terms of what it does for the body, not just getting someone into shape, but how it underlies everything that we need to do in terms of preventing product lifestyle disease. So everything from reducing inflammation to improving guy microbiome to reducing blood pressure to improving lipid profiles. I mean, pretty much you name it, you name it from a chronic lifestyle disease, physical activity at appropriate doses of physical activity has a beneficial effect. Another preventive effect but also therapeutic one too. So having the privilege to discuss that evidence base and actually give a prescription and an application for appropriate movement because like any medicine, it has to be the right dose, and it has to be an appropriate dose almost individualized to ensure that we’re making the most of that medicine.
So yeah. So I think people are starting to get switched on to this idea that physical activity is far more important and is often underrated when it comes to … It’s almost like a bolt on. Yeah, get your food sorted. Moderate your stress. Make sure you’re not being sleep deprived, and then you can sprinkle on walking for five to 10 minutes a day and it’s all good. Actually, we need to do far more from a movement perspective and we need to be far more aware of the type of movements, movement patterns that you need to be engaged in to maximize the benefits of physical activity from a health point of view.
James: So yeah, just to give everyone an idea who hasn’t checked it out, if you go to goevomed.com/primalplay, and we’ll have the links in the show notes. You can start to see some of the staff and some of the way in which Darryl’s making this easy for people to do it. Just give us an idea of what this looks like. Is this people doing it by themselves, is it groups? I know you host Primal Play sessions, like when I was there and you had sort of people who were interested. What does it look like for the average person who buys your new book and is interested in doing some of this? What’s the best way to get involved?
Darryl: Yeah, so suppose like any form of play, you do have your individualized … You’re buy yourself, you use your imagination, your creativity, you interact and explore your environment. So one aspect of Primal Play is your gym is not just a boxed room with air conditioning with the latest technology in terms of fitness equipment. Your real gym is one yourself and secondly anything you can interact with. So it could be your living room, it could be your back garden, it could be your local beach, local park. That’s your gym. The world is your gym. Your environment is your gym. We are biophilic. We do have an innate desire to interact with nature. Because of that, I think it’s really important that we don’t remove the context of movement and isolate it from our natural environment or whatever environment is. Ideally, in nature.
So that’s probably the most important thing. The primal aspect is us re interacting with nature again and utilizing that as our gym. Secondly, if we can engage with others, that makes play even more interesting. So there’s a lot of interaction in terms of partnerships within groups, which really makes the most of Primal Play. Oftentimes when you have group exercise sessions that I’ve seen, you can get comradery. You can get some aspects of cooperation and competition, but it still tends to be many individuals working together. 10 individuals doing the same exercise maybe in competition, in a competition way. Whereas actually there should be far more interaction and cooperation recognizing that the kind of group dynamic is far more important. What we can do together is far more important than what we can all do individually.
So we’re social creatures. We’re nomadic creatures. The tribe would have to work together to get from a to b to make the most of the habitat that we were in. So that’s what I try to bring to the Primal Play ethic as well. Then finally, it’s looking at natural movement, instinctive movement, that we should all be engaging in, that we’re all familiar with from our childhood, and adding some exercise science and biomechanics in terms of what works well for the human body, and then throwing in some games. So what made childhood interesting for many of us is the fact that if we were bored, we would amuse ourselves. That amusement was often playing some sort of childhood game. Whether it was playing tag, whether it was playing British Bulldogs, I’m sure you’re familiar with, James. These games pretty much you could be … I say it from the rest of the world, but all kids have played tag. There wouldn’t need to see somebody playing it. It’s just something that would happen, you know what I mean?
James: Yeah. Absolutely.
Darryl: There’s something intrinsic to our DNA involving chasing, you know what I mean? Chasing and being chased. Catching, climbing. There’s something these are all things that we should be engaging it, and children are very well aware of that. You don’t need to tell your children to climb a chair or sofa or to climb you, they will just … If they’re giving the opportunity, that’s what they’re driven to do. So I try to take that the essence of a child, not being childish but being childlike, having that innocence again, that love for movement that we try to suppress out of children after a certain age. We encourage them for the first few years. We’re really happy that they … “Oh my gosh, my son’s walking/my daughter’s walking.” “Oh, they’re running.” “Oh, wow, look. She can now climb.” Then you start saying, “Actually, can you stop climbing now? Can you sit down?”
James: Absolutely. I feel super connected to this conversation now because I’m like right in the middle of like five year old kid rather than a one year old kid when we were together before. So I’m right in the middle of it. Just yesterday out in the park and it’s all that kind of stuff. It’s the play. It’s the climbing. It’s the desire to interact with the environment. I’m seeing it like face to face with it at this exact moment. I guess one of the reasons why I love this is because I know that that was like one of the hardest workouts in my life that I spent with you in Central Park. The other thing I know is that there was no equipment. In fact, way less equipment than everything else because everyone took their shoes off, right? We took our shoes off. We were playing. So most people … One of the things we’re really interested in in the Evolution of Medicine is like what are things that we can get people doing where there’s literally no equipment. I mean, in some cases you don’t even need shoes. In fact, you’re taking the shoes off because you were like getting your feet in the microbes and that’s part of like being in the environment.
So maybe if you could just talk to that as a little bit because ultimately you can see that sometimes the gym kind of society does lead people to believe that exercise is something that they need, they need stuff to do.
Darryl: Yeah. There’s nothing wrong with a gym environment as long as you can go. One, can you afford a gym membership? Two, are you motivated to go? Are you spending more time getting there rather than actually doing stuff in the gym? So do you have to buy the latest equipment or gym ware in order to feel as if you fit in? Do the people make you feel welcome or do you feel intimidated by their fitness, by their youth? Do you know what I mean? Whatever it is. So I think there are so many barriers to the world of fitness and to the world of gymnasia every where that puts a lot of people off. So if you loved that environment, you’re more than catered for. If you don’t for whatever reason, it can be quite difficult to engage in a movement practice and a fitness practice.
So I think the number one barrier is don’t let accessibility to a location be your barrier to entry. My living room, my front room is one of the best environments that I can think of of me engaging my moving practice because I’m here quite often. Do you know what I mean? Doesn’t matter what the weathers like outside. It doesn’t matter what I’m wearing. I can still get involved with my immediate environment and get some stuff done physically. So that’s the first thing I would say. You don’t need any equipment. You don’t need to be wearing any special clothing. You don’t need another person to engage in this. We’re all driven. We all have a desire to explore movements, but we’re just disconnected. We’re detached from that. Once you reconnect with that and once you recognize how beautiful and how mindful and how motivating that is, then you start looking for more and more opportunities to move.
So one example for me is in London we have great public transport, right? So I don’t have car anymore. I either walk everywhere or I take public transport. One day I saw a bus and I decided, “You know what, I recon I could sprint in the bus. I can run to the next bus stop, and I could probably still catch it.” I created a penalty, which is if I don’t get this, I’m going to be late for my appointments. So I ran flat out. The bus driver was smiling at me as he passed me. People in the bus were kind of like, “What’s this guy doing running after the bus?” But it was just so fulfilling for 20-30 seconds of me sprinting against this bus of there being a penalty for me not being able to get it, of me bobbing and weaving between people and on the high street to get there. It just create that scenario where movement is really important for that 20-30 seconds of time.
I didn’t need a gym membership. I didn’t need any running shoes in order for me to achieve that objective. If I go to my local park now, rather than me seeing it as a running track, which is what I would have done previously, I now see it as, “Oh my gosh. There’s a bench there. I can use that as my gym. There’s a tree. I can climb it. My friends are in the park. Let’s just get involved and do some stuff. Let me piggyback you. Let me climb and carry you. Let’s play tug of war.” So you stop and experience that. There’s so many ways to interact with other people, and there were so many hormonal benefits, which again we tend to overlook when it comes to physical activity. There are so many benefits to mental health. So many benefits that come out of either an endorphin rush but also increase serotonin release. You get a dopamine response from that kind of risk/reward when you’re doing something that requires a bit of acute fear, balancing on a rail, climbing a tree. You’re having to be really focused to make sure it’s safe and you’re on the right side of the risk/reward kind of ratio.
So there are all these aspects of Primal Play, which are very, very compelling, which are a part of our DNA so to speak. We have to ensure that we get outside when we can. We are to sacred of the outdoor environment. Do you know what I mean? It’s not temperature controlled. So okay, I’ll wear the appropriate clothing to get outside. Do you know what I mean? If I can take my shoes off, then I should do so. If I can get access to vitamin D and get some sunshine, I should definitely do so. So there’s so many benefits over and above just the physical ones when it comes to something like Primal Play.
James: Yeah, absolutely. So let’s dive deeper because I know your book that just came out is all on these animal moves, and this was one of the most interesting piece of the session that I did. I’ve sort of been waiting for this moment because I really feel like this is obviously good for children as well but really for any adult. Just to talk into a little bit about how you came up with this and what out of this is Darryl Edwards original and what out of this is just sort of bringing together other ideas. If you basically cataloged these moves that you can do that sort of look like animals, that are unbelievably tiring in most cases from my experience.
Darryl: I mean, we are animals, right? Human beings are animals one aspect of us being an animal is that we’re pretty poor when it comes to any movement pattern in comparison the best of the best. So for example, Usain Bolt is extremely slow in comparison to say a cheetah, even slow in comparison to a camel or a mountain goat. A mountain goat can run faster than Usain Bolt, right? We can’t jump very far in comparison to say a kangaroo or a flea can jump 100 times it’s height. An ant is far stronger than us in terms of body weight distribution than us. Monkey are far better at climbing than we are. So we are pretty poor when it comes to most locomotion patterns, most movement patterns.
But we do have an advantage, which is we are a jack of all trades. So we can perform pretty much any movement pattern you can think of in every animal kingdom. We can stand, we can climb, we can jump, we can carry, we can lift, we can crawl, we can walk, we can throw. We can perform all these movement patterns pretty average across the board. But when we train, when we get engaged in fitness, we ignore the majority of them. We focus on one or two. Maybe running, maybe I’ll do some weight lifting. I’ll just focus on strength and lifting. We kind of ignore all the others. Once you engage in all of them, I believe that’s when you become the healthiest you can be from a physical fitness, from a movement point of view.
So focusing on animal movements ensures that you’re covering all of the bases from all of the movement patterns that we should be engaging in. So from the very slow, crawling, mindful flow based movements, static movements to right through to a little bit more dynamic and transitional movements right through to the highest of intensities. So they’re going on sprint based, power based movements that significant amount of strength requirement movements. There’s a huge repertoire of movements we should be engaging in. Almost like a smorgasbord.
James: Yeah. I’ve used sort of created like a particular structure that you recommend. Like here’s a half an hour thing where you can do all 10 of the … How many different animal moves do you have in the book?
Darryl: Well, I have over 40 movements in the book, and I have additional activities. It’s a 28 day program. I have one for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. So if you’re starting out as a beginner, you’ve got basically 12 weeks of activities to engage in. So it’s assuming that you’ve been on your couch for significant period of time. There are no pre-requisites to take part in this. In terms of age, I’ve kind of limited it because that’s the kind of guy I am from four to 94. So if you’re a kid of four to 94, you can definitely take part. Outside of that, drop me a line and I’ll let you know if it’s suitable for you or not. But pretty much you need to reconnect with your inner child and this is what this book allows you to do so.
So my earliest memory of pretending to be an animal of seeing other people do so was when I was a kid. So I can’t say I invented this. It comes from my imagination. It comes from me spending time working on create, devising a way of communicating this in this book. I created a program, which means that you’re not going to be burning yourself out by following this. It’s going to incorporate some rests and some recovery days. There’s some days that are focusing much more on fun and playful activities. Some of them are much more serious. Some that are focused on static, poses, on flexibility and mobility. So I’m trying to create almost a 28 day …
Imagine a 28 day meal plan from whatever diet you followed that you believed to be the most beneficial to you. This is like a 28 day movement plan, which is basically saying these are the nutrients you require, this is how much you should be doing and when, and try not to deviate from this for 28 days. If you do so, you’ll be fitter, healthier, and happier as a result. That’s basically what you’ll get at the end of it.
In terms of the time requirement, on average it’s about 15 minutes a day, at most about 30 minutes. It’s assuming that you’re going to try to do more outside of that time. You might be more tempted to take the stairs rather than taking the lift. You might be tempted to walk a bit more than you normally would. So I’m hoping it’s going to encourage you to recognize that you can do more with a limited time that we have. We’re all time constrained, most of us, so we need to make the most of our minutes and the most opportunities to move. So this book is an enabler of that. It’s not trying to add more stress, like, “Oh my gosh. I can’t get this program done. I’m a loser.” Actually, it’s saying just readjust your perspective somewhat to say, “Actually, you know what, I can get out of bed and do five minutes of cording on the ground whilst I’m waiting for my coffee to be brewed.” That’s possible for me to do and I can do some more when the kids get home from school, and we can all pretend to be bears. My daughter can get on my back and I can bear crawl with her on my back. I’ll pretend to be a human climbing frame and she can climb all over me. There are ways that we can ensure it isn’t an exercise program but just a movement approach day to day.
James: Yeah. Well, I’m really excited about this. One, because we’re going to do this 40 city tour later this week. I’m looking for some innovative and interested exercise stuff that I can do with my family on the tour. I’m really excited about that. My daughter, I’m sure, will love it. Secondly, I know there’s a lot of practitioners who are listening to this who may organize different types of events in their community to try and get in front of people and be in a position themselves as a leader in their community. This is something that’s super innovative and easy to do.
If you put it up on Event Brite, it’s probably a bunch of people in your town that would be interested in coming out and doing some of these things together. I guess the main reason or one other reason that I’m really interested in this, Darryl, is that one of the things that we’re sort of going after this summer is to popularize this concept of a health cooperative. This is something that I’ve seen a unique opportunity in America today is that health insurance, really, and the next forums on the evolution of health insurance doesn’t really incentivize people to help each other.
One of the things that I’m really interested in is what are the structures that we can create where those people who are sort of now responsible for the health costs of their community and their cooperative, what are things that they can be doing together to reduce their health risk to be able to make sure they don’t get chronic diseases that are born of lifestyle, to make sure that they’re keeping their information down, to make sure they’re keeping their fitness up, their cardiovascular fitness up. Ways in which we can help support each other. I love just so much of what you say speaks to a valued proposition that is beyond just exercising, beyond exercising and community, but really creating sustainable structures to be able to facilitate this. What better time of year to get into it in the summer when no one really has an excuse that they can’t go outside.
Darryl: Yeah. Exactly. I mean, you don’t just want to be fit in the summer, right? But let’s face it, it’s fair more an enticing proposition to get outdoors when it’s nice and sunny than it is in the middle of winter say in London. So it is a prime opportunity for us to get out there, for us to see the world differently. How can I interact with my environment in a way that makes me feel good. So we know that nature makes us feel good. We organize. Let’s get away for the weekend. Let’s go hiking, etc., but if you live near a park, if you near to some green space, you can achieve that right away. You don’t necessarily wait until you have a vacation to feel great about being out in nature to get some green exercise. So I’m hoping … As you say, there’s far more to this than our souls individually. Not just about physical fitness. We in nature are in one, and part of the reason why we do have these issues with product lifestyle disease is because once you separate ourselves from nature, once you separate ourselves from what we should be doing to maintain good health, in the course of nature, we suffer the consequences, right.
Part of that is being social creatures. Part of that is just recognizing that we’re all in this together. Even if we feel as if we’re not, we all share the burden somehow. We can’t totally avoid the rest of the planet. We’re constantly interacting with each other. With all lifeforms on the planet. So this is just one small step to ensure that we can consider how we can work together, how we can play together to make ourselves feel better in the kind of royal we sense of the word.
James: Absolutely. Yeah. So important. Well, look, if you’re listening to this and this idea captivates you, check out Animal Moves, the book from Darryl Edwards. If you go to goevomed.com/primalplay, there’s all sorts of courses there for practitioners on how you can learn how to deliver Primal Play in your community. If you’re looking for innovative ways to get in front of people this summer to bring them into whatever practice you have, whether you’re a integrative physician, a health coach, or anywhere in between, there’s so much that can be done here. It’s really exciting to see people of all ages trying it because I know one of the things with your program is that it is really for everyone. There’s no barriers to entry. You do have to get over the fact that you’re going to be doing things sometimes in public that are not normal.
James: I’m looking back on our experience, I think most people who were watching our group play all these fun games was sort of actually really attracted to it. Were looking at it going, “Oh yeah, that seems really familiar.” One of the reasons why I call my new business New Health is because there’s a familiarity, it’s a reminder. It’s reminding us of what we used to be like and that’s why I’m really glad that you brought that up in the beginning. This is just sort of like an ancestral pattern of movement that we haven’t really been able to tap back into it. I hope that through your work and through this amplification of it to our community we might be able to start micro communities of groups of people that are interested in it, and if they’re doing it regularly and they’re doing it in public, it might just take off.
Darryl: For sure. I totally agree, and that’s what drives me. That’s what drives me forward. There has to be … It doesn’t have to be. We know there are solutions to this epidemic of chronic lifestyle disease. We know what factors reduce the risk significantly, and if we do have a sedentary, nutritionally deprived, chronically stressed population, sleep deprived population who are suffering the consequences, there are things we can do. So I want to be part of that solution, and I want to be part of the solution that involves others making this happen too.
So I’ve personally done extremely well in being able to reverse the conditions that I had when I used to work in the corporate world. I was pre-diabetic. I had really elevated risk of heart disease, chronically stressed, sleep deprived, and it wasn’t until I recognized that I didn’t have to take meds. I didn’t have to take statins as recommended. I didn’t have to take something to lower my blood pressure as recommended. I didn’t have to take supplementation as recommended. I just had to eat really … Improve quality food. I had to start moving and stop being sedentary. I had to focus on quality of sleep. I had to think about stress management at times. I had to think about what I was surrounding myself with in terms of toxins and people that weren’t helpful. All those things were extremely important and that meant for 15 plus years I’ve been able to avoid meds. I’ve been able to live a much healthier lifestyle.
So recognizing that, I’m like, “I want to share this to as many people as possible,” and this is I find is the best vehicle of doing so. The best way that I can add value to getting people to become more active and recognizing that movement is medicine.
James: Absolutely. Well, Darryl, thanks so much for being part of the podcast. For those who are listening, go to goevomed.com/primalplay. There’s a ton of tools on there. You can also check out the new book, Animal Moves. I’m going to get myself a copy, and start to do it with my daughter this summer and the family and see how we go. Maybe catch some of you on the tour if we’re coming to a city near you. If you’re going to set up some Primal Play sessions or just ways to bring the community together around different types of movement. I know many of you who are already doing things like walking groups or cooking classes or community batch cooking. Let’s add this in as another way to engage different people in your community who are looking for something different to do this summer.
So this has been the Evolution of Medicine podcast. I’ve been with Darryl Edwards. Thanks so much for being part of our community. This is the Evolution of Medicine podcast, and we’ll see you next time.
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