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Nightlife not paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 08, 2012 at 1:49 AM

I gather nightlife is not very paleo or good for your circadian rhythm, sleep cycles, and melatonin production.

What's a single grokster to do?

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on July 16, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Agreed RaiseFitness! If you can just peel it all back to basics and eat the most pure way possible, you'll be fine. Then go on living your life. Still, I'm kinda digging the movement for now. Beica!

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 14, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Dr Cate, unfortunaly when I dance, diagnosis is restless leg syndrome. ;-)

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 08:03 PM

As a male grok, I feel I am fully capable to handle any situation that I may find myself in, no matter the time of day.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 08:02 PM

@Raney....what a far fetched stereotype. You should get out more. I go out occasionally to night clubs, but have never done drugs, don't get drunk, and am not getting near the amount of sex you are referring to.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 08:00 PM

@julia...If I ever find myself in Australia...which will happen one day, I will definitely hit a night club with you.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 07:59 PM

everything in moderation, including moderation. I swear, if I worried about making everything in my life paleo like some of the people on here, I couldn't deal with it.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 08, 2012
at 10:01 PM

Just because you choose not to partake, doesn't mean you're not still surrounded by it, immersed in it. I've had many amazing nights dancing at clubs sober, and could have arguably gained positive energy from the whole of the experience - but I can't tell you how many times in the same setting, with the same mindset, I've felt the crunch of a syringe under my boot, I've watched people get in fights, how many underage kids I see walking around drugged out of their minds; not to mention the rare exposures to much more extreme examples of violence, things no one should ever see. Its a dark scene.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 08, 2012
at 02:12 PM

The very question "where do I go to meet people instead of clubs" betrays the intent of many people at clubs. A bit of patience and centredness goes along way.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 08, 2012
at 01:16 PM

I don't beleive ThinnerStrength is a girl. But again, I could always be wrong.

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 08, 2012
at 08:12 AM

My God are you actually serious? Maybe there is a difference between the countries that we live in but I can assure you that I do not partake in any "unconscious/unhealthy sex, and violence" and assuming that everyone does is extremely offensive

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 08, 2012
at 07:45 AM

You have to be seriously in denial if you don't see the darkness of that scene, and I think anyone that thinks it is serving them in some way should really examine that choice a bit deeper. You're immersing yourself in drugs, unconscious/unhealthy sex, and violence - like I said, escapist tendencies. I'm not saying don't go, but I am saying that you should consider its impact on your being; your health: physical, mental, and emotional. There are a lot healthier outlets to find music and dance in.

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 08, 2012
at 07:32 AM

That comment is a little bit offensive, You will find there are a lot of younger people on this forum who do go out to nightclubs. I go because I like the music

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 08, 2012
at 05:10 AM

+1 for this. I meet more quality people in yoga classes, book clubs, pottery classes, libraries, book stores, used cd stores, health food stores, playing frisbee in the park, hiking on local trails, through friends, ecstatic dance circles, etc etc etc... than I ever did in scenes that inherently imply escapist tendencies such as bars and clubs. Do what you already like to do, and you'll more likely than not be surprised at the opportunities that present themselves.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 08, 2012
at 04:02 AM

Every once in awhile going out all hours is totally fine - we only live once, right? I live in NYC as well and there's loads of stuff to do on the earlyside - just depends on what you're into. Cocktails and board games, shows, movies, bbq/film parties, dinner, bowling. Its definitely possible to have a kickass time before 3am :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 08, 2012
at 04:00 AM

I live in NYC as well and there's loads of stuff to do - just depends on what you're into. Cocktails and board games, shows, movies, bbq/film parties, dinner, bowling. Its definitely possible to have a kickass time before 3am :) Personally, I would rather sprawl on a couch at The Ace with a drink on the early-side than fight the tourists and wannabees.

07842fbab8730403ef284e655083fe0e

(218)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Then if you are a female grok I don't recommend you find the closest gentleman Grok and drag him back to your den by his hair.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

(4100)

on July 08, 2012
at 02:37 AM

I believe that ThinnerStrength is a girl.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 08, 2012
at 02:02 AM

I live in NYC, an Hoyt away from manhattan and would come home between 4-6am. 10pm is not late to go out by my standards. The clubs are empty at 10!

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

(2349)

on July 08, 2012
at 01:54 AM

nightlife isn't good for anything (healthwise at least)...Where I live most people don't go out till 10 or 11. I don't get it...

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C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on July 08, 2012
at 02:53 AM

Nightlife? Everything in moderation, correct? You'll be fine. You've got a few buckets to consider: Eating right, exercising right, some sun, getting your sleep, and a couple other minor ones. If you're hitting it hard night after night, you might be doing your body a disservice, but every now and again, eh, go for it!! Especially if you're in your 20's. Ah, youth.

Craig

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 07:59 PM

everything in moderation, including moderation. I swear, if I worried about making everything in my life paleo like some of the people on here, I couldn't deal with it.

C116f7e54620c6003b67cd4450a298cd

on July 16, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Agreed RaiseFitness! If you can just peel it all back to basics and eat the most pure way possible, you'll be fine. Then go on living your life. Still, I'm kinda digging the movement for now. Beica!

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C687adb6aeab5d10b73ae1e272bc348f

(664)

on July 14, 2012
at 06:17 PM

Dance is part of traditional societies and the sessions are pretty intense. It's a genuine primal fitness, IMO. If you watch the travel shows you'll see that people like to dance in the dark around a fire, generally. Besides, if you watch these shows long enough you'll also find that the nighttimes are noisy -- babies crying dogs barking -- and that people also do a good amount of daytime napping. My number one rule is: Obey your nature!

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 14, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Dr Cate, unfortunaly when I dance, diagnosis is restless leg syndrome. ;-)

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Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 08, 2012
at 04:50 AM

The quality of people you meet at nightclubs isnt exactly high anyway. Try joining a group activity?

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 08, 2012
at 08:12 AM

My God are you actually serious? Maybe there is a difference between the countries that we live in but I can assure you that I do not partake in any "unconscious/unhealthy sex, and violence" and assuming that everyone does is extremely offensive

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 08, 2012
at 07:45 AM

You have to be seriously in denial if you don't see the darkness of that scene, and I think anyone that thinks it is serving them in some way should really examine that choice a bit deeper. You're immersing yourself in drugs, unconscious/unhealthy sex, and violence - like I said, escapist tendencies. I'm not saying don't go, but I am saying that you should consider its impact on your being; your health: physical, mental, and emotional. There are a lot healthier outlets to find music and dance in.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 08, 2012
at 02:12 PM

The very question "where do I go to meet people instead of clubs" betrays the intent of many people at clubs. A bit of patience and centredness goes along way.

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 08, 2012
at 07:32 AM

That comment is a little bit offensive, You will find there are a lot of younger people on this forum who do go out to nightclubs. I go because I like the music

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 08, 2012
at 05:10 AM

+1 for this. I meet more quality people in yoga classes, book clubs, pottery classes, libraries, book stores, used cd stores, health food stores, playing frisbee in the park, hiking on local trails, through friends, ecstatic dance circles, etc etc etc... than I ever did in scenes that inherently imply escapist tendencies such as bars and clubs. Do what you already like to do, and you'll more likely than not be surprised at the opportunities that present themselves.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on July 08, 2012
at 10:01 PM

Just because you choose not to partake, doesn't mean you're not still surrounded by it, immersed in it. I've had many amazing nights dancing at clubs sober, and could have arguably gained positive energy from the whole of the experience - but I can't tell you how many times in the same setting, with the same mindset, I've felt the crunch of a syringe under my boot, I've watched people get in fights, how many underage kids I see walking around drugged out of their minds; not to mention the rare exposures to much more extreme examples of violence, things no one should ever see. Its a dark scene.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 08:00 PM

@julia...If I ever find myself in Australia...which will happen one day, I will definitely hit a night club with you.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 08:02 PM

@Raney....what a far fetched stereotype. You should get out more. I go out occasionally to night clubs, but have never done drugs, don't get drunk, and am not getting near the amount of sex you are referring to.

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F0a3e3f17d9a740810ac37ff2353a9f3

(3804)

on July 08, 2012
at 01:59 AM

Think of it as a form of hormesis.

"It's a long road that has no turning." - Irish proverb

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60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on July 08, 2012
at 06:39 PM

I go out with friends every once in a while. I love to dance, but I don't drink. It's waaay cheaper and you don't have the issue of ending up without your car and credit card (or possibly with an unintended guest). Stay up late every once in a while and dance. You can sleep in the next day.

The fun you have is good for the body anyway. Happiness is the key to longevity.

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03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on July 08, 2012
at 02:40 AM

I think you can meet people anywhere, if you are willing to make the first move. I used to meet people at coffee shops, festivals, the supermarket. etc.

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584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19

(600)

on July 08, 2012
at 02:20 AM

If you are a male grok then I don't recommend you find the closest lady Grok and drag her back to your den by her hair :p

07842fbab8730403ef284e655083fe0e

(218)

on July 08, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Then if you are a female grok I don't recommend you find the closest gentleman Grok and drag him back to your den by his hair.

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

(4100)

on July 08, 2012
at 02:37 AM

I believe that ThinnerStrength is a girl.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on July 08, 2012
at 01:16 PM

I don't beleive ThinnerStrength is a girl. But again, I could always be wrong.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 14, 2012
at 08:03 PM

As a male grok, I feel I am fully capable to handle any situation that I may find myself in, no matter the time of day.

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