Exercised : why something we never evolved to do is healthy and rewarding / Daniel E. Lieberman
- Lieberman, Daniel E., 1964-
- New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.
- Copyright Date:
- First Vintage Books edition.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 440 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- 1. Are We Born to Rest or Run -- Part I: Inactivity -- 2. Inactivity: The Importance of Being Lazy -- 3. Sitting: Is it the New Smoking? -- 4. Sleep: Why Stress Thwarts Rest -- Part II: Speed, Strength and Power -- 5. Speed: Neither Tortoise nor Hare -- 6. Strength: From Brawny to Scrawny -- 7. Fighting and Sports: From Fangs to Football -- Part III: Endurance -- 8. Walking: All in a Day's Walk -- 9. Running and Dancing: Jumping from One Leg to the Other -- 10. Endurance and Aging: The Active Grandmother Hypothesis -- Part IV: Exercise in the Modern World -- 11. To Move or Not to Move: How to Make Exercise Happen -- 12. How Much and What Type? -- 13. Exercise and Disease.
- "As our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, Lieberman audaciously argues that to become more active we need to do more than medicalize and commodify exercise. Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, Lieberman 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, even as he explains why exercise can reduce our vulnerability to the diseases most likely to make us sick and lead to our early demise." -- Back cover.
- 9780525434788 paperback
- "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2020."--Title page verso.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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