NWS Presents: An Evening with Daniel E. Lieberman (Jan. 21)
The National Writers Series is excited to present a conversation with author Daniel E. Lieberman about his book “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding.”
If exercise is so good for you, why do many people dislike or avoid it? In this myth-busting book, Daniel E. Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneering 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.
The book’s engaging stories and explanations will revolutionize the way you think about exercising—not to mention sitting, sleeping, sprinting, weight lifting, playing, fighting, walking, jogging, and even dancing.
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 kill us.
NWS is excited to partner with the Traverse City Track Club to bring the perfect book to help us all keep our New Year’s resolution fitness goals.