Exercised is one of those books that will make you think more about yourself and so your health. I’ve been reading about diet and nutrition for a long time, and I love it. When I saw this book, I thought I would enjoy reading it as well. There is so much information about exercise, and I didn’t know who to listen until I saw Lieberman’s book.
Daniel E. Lieberman is best known for his research on the evolution of the human body. He is one of the best in his field, and he is an avid marathon runner. I thought his book would be amazing to learn about exercise, and I was right. This book is well-researched, highly informative and fun. It covers an evolutionary and scientific perspective on exercise; answering a lot of questions on the way.
Do you want to exercise but don’t know what to do? Do you think exercise is overrated and we don’t need it? Want to know if exercise helps lose weight? How does exercise affect our health? Can it prevent diseases? This book answers all these questions and a lot more. It is easy to read, informative, fun, and it makes you want to move. You can only gain from this book. Enjoy!
The myth-busting science behind our modern attitudes to exercise: what our bodies really need, why it matters, and its effects on health and wellbeing.
In industrialized nations, our sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and so 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 so treadmills. Drawing on over a decade of high-level scientific research and so eye-opening insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman explains precisely how exercise can promote health; debunks persistent myths about sitting, speed, strength and so endurance; and points the way towards more enjoyable and so physically active living in the modern world.
Daniel E. Lieberman
Daniel E. Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist at Harvard University, where he is the Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences, and so Professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. He is best know for his research on the evolution of the human head and so the evolution of the human body.
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