Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health

Daniel Lieberman

ISBN: 9780241309278


In stock

SKU: 9780241309278 Category:


In industrialized nations, our sedentary lifestyles have led to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases like diabetes. The answer, we are told, is exercise – voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. However, most of us struggle to stay fit, and our attitudes to exercise are plagued by misconceptions, finger-pointing, and anxiety. Drawing on over a decade of high-level research, Lieberman shows that, in fact, we never evolved to exercise. We are hardwired for moderate physical exertion throughout each day. Offering fascinating and illuminating insights from evolutionary biology and anthropology, he explains why and how exercise can promote health, debunks persistent myths about sitting, speed, strength, and endurance, and points the way towards how we can be more physically active in the modern world.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Allen Lane
Shipping We aim to ensure the books in your order reach you in perfect condition. All our books are supplied wrapped in bubble-wrap and shipped in a book box.
Pre-Orders We aim to dispatch all pre-order titles on or around the date of publication. Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control, there might be a delay. Should this be the case, we will contact you to let you know.

If your order contains a combination of in stock and pre-order, not yet published titles, we will usually hold the order and dispatch when all titles are in stock. If you would like us to release parts of your order sooner, please contact us to arrange an additional postage and packaging payment.