What Evolutionary Biology Can Teach Us About Diet, Exercise, and Staying Alive

Plain English with Derek Thompson | 2 April 2024 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Lieberman about his book Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding. Discusses what the science of ancient humans and the lifestyle of hunter-gatherers teachs us about how to be healthy today; the mismatch between our evolutionary adaptedness and modern lifestyles, and why exercise is the ultimate miracle drug.

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Anastacia Marx de Salcedo – Eat Like a Pig, Run Like a Horse

The Michael Shermer Show | 2 August 2022 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Anastacia Marx de Salcedo about her book Eat like a Pig, Run Like a Horse. Argues that regular aerobic exercise is far more important that finessing diet. Discusses her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at age 27; her long-term psychological strategy for living with a serious illness; our 70-year-old “diet detour”; the obesity crisis; how dietary studies are conducted; diseases you can treat, manage or prevent with exercise; cholesterol and statins; and more.

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Daniel E. Lieberman on Exercised

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 29 December 2020 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dan Lieberman about his book Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding. Discusses how our activity levels compare with primates and modern hunter-gatherers; whether sitting is the new smoking; the legitimacy of ten-thousand steps and eight hours of sleep; the benefits of walking, running, and resistance training; how exercise can help with cancer and mental health issues; and more.

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