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Club EvMed: Why Sitting Is Not the New Smoking: an evolutionary medical perspective on physical inactivity
Join us for a conversation with Daniel Lieberman, Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University. In this talk he’ll review the history of ideas about energy allocation to physical activity versus inactivity with a focus on the energetics and biomechanics of sitting. He’ll try to show how many common ideas about sitting have been exaggerated or in some cases refuted but persist because of cultural norms and the often sensationalist way in which health and science information is conveyed to the public. These ideas are discussed in his upcoming book, "Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding."

Sep 17, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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