An evolutionary look at exercise

If you have read the book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougal, you are familiar with the name Daniel Lieberman.  Along with his colleague, Dennis Bramble, his research has been used to support the thesis that human beings owe some of our evolutionary success to our ability to run efficiently. Dr. Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist and professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University who has authored books about the human body and the human head. His most recent book, “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding,” explores purposeful exercise as it relates to our evolution and why it is a rarity outside of the developed world.

HOST: Lisa Keller


Segment 1: Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and
author of “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding.”


BROADCAST: Thursday, January 13th, 2022. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AKT

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