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Did We Evolve to Exercise? (Free Virtual Lecture)

By Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Join Harvard Professor Daniel Lieberman in this free virtual lecture as he demystifies many of the assumptions surrounding exercise and its impact on human health.

Daniel Lieberman wearing glasses and a blue collared shirt

.: Wed, October 13 2021 6下午 – 7:15下午.

Ages: Adults.

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Daniel Lieberman, Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Exercise is a paradox: everyone knows it is healthy, but most of us struggle to do it. Further, as technology and machines increasingly replace human labor, fewer people are getting enough exercise. In this talk, Daniel Lieberman will explain how an evolutionary and anthropological perspective on exercise can help. How much exercise did we evolve to do? Is exercise really a magic bullet? Why, how, and to what extent does exercise slow aging and promote health? Is there a best way to exercise? And, most importantly, how can we help each other exercise without nagging or coercing?


Evolution Matters Lecture Series

Series supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural Historythe Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture