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Did We Evolve to Exercise?

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Harvard Museum of Natural History at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 13 2021
Did We Evolve to Exercise?

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, 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

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