Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health

Daniel Lieberman (Author)
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Description

In industrialized nations, our sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases like diabetes. A key remedy, we are told, is exercise - voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. However, most of us struggle to stay fit, and our attitudes to exercise are plagued by misconceptions, finger-pointing and anxiety.

But, as Daniel Lieberman shows in Exercised , the first book of its kind by a leading scientific expert , we never evolved to exercise. We are hardwired for moderate exertion throughout each day, not triathlons or treadmills. Drawing on over a decade of high-level scientific research and eye-opening insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman explains precisely how exercise can promote health; debunks persistent myths about sitting, speed, strength and endurance; and points the way towards more enjoyable and physically active living in the modern world.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
3 June 2021
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141986364

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