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Scientist Author Busts Myths About Exercise, Sitting And Sleep : Shots – Health News – NPR

Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman says the concept of “getting exercise” is relatively new. His new book, Exercised, examines why we run, lift and walk for a…

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With the pandemic, many people are turning to at-home workouts and walks in their neighborhoods. That’s good, says Exercised author Daniel Lieberman. “You don’t have to do incredible strength training … to get some benefits of physical activity.”
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For much of history, human beings needed to be physically active every day in order to hunt or gather food or to avoid becoming food themselves. It was an active lifestyle, but one thing it didn’t include was any kind of formal…

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