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Exercised : The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health, Paperback / softback Book

Exercised : The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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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.

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