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Exercised : why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Exercised : why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding

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  • ISBN: 1648381952
  • ISBN: 9781648381959
  • ISBN: 0593295390
  • ISBN: 9780593295397
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 738 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a researcher on the evolution of human physical activity, tells the story of how we never evolved to exercise--to do voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. Using his own research and experiences, Lieberman recounts in layperson's terms how and why humans evolved to walk, run, dig, and do other necessary and rewarding physical activities while avoiding needless exertion. As our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, Lieberman argues that to become more active we need to do more than medicalize and commodify exercise. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, he suggests how we can make exercise more enjoyable, rather than shaming and blaming people for avoiding it. He also tackles the ques­tion of whether you can exercise too much, and explains why exercise can reduce our vul­nerability to the diseases mostly likely to make us sick and kill us.
Subject: Physical fitness
Physical education and training
Physical education and training History
Physical fitness History
Exercise History
Genre: Large type books.
Creative nonfiction.
Instructional and educational works.
Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.
Large type books.

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