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Harvard Human Evolutionary Biologist Busts Myths About Exercise

Dr. Daniel E. Lieberman discusses why exercise is so good for the mind and body and why it’s so hard begin.


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Humans sitting at their desks for hours on end are far removed from the eons of ancestors who walked, dug, and hunted for their food and shelter. While many are encouraged to get moving, some may fail to find the motivation or get caught up in the “right” way to exercise.

Is walking just as good for your health as running? What about all that time sitting in our offices and TVs. Is sitting really that bad?

And, if exercise is so good for you, why do so many of us hate doing it? We know that exercise keeps us healthy, but how can we make it more enjoyable? We dig into the truth about exercise – from the human evolution point of view.

Professor Daniel E. Lieberman

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