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Interview with Dr. Daniel Lieberman

Marathon Training Academy

In this episode we speak with Daniel Lieberman, professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University who’s influential research has helped popularize the idea that humans are born to run.  His new book is called “Exercised -Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding”.  In the quick tip segment: How Exercise fights disease


12 Mar 2021

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EP 511: Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding with Dr. Daniel Lieberman

Trail Runner Nation

Have you ever woken up and groaned as you fought with yourself to get out the door to run? You are not alone. That is in our biology. We evolved to want to conserve energy. The idea of exercising is only something that we've been doing relatively recently. Dr. Daniel Lieberman's new book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding is a great read. Evolutionary biologist, Dr. Daniel Lieberman joins us to discuss what this means for us as passionate runners. Dr. Lieberman wrote the 2004 article, Born to Run: Here is the video Dr. Mark Cucuzzella mentioned. Please check out Dr. Mark's running store, Two Rivers Treads and his podcast.

1hr 8mins

27 Feb 2021

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082: Daniel Lieberman on evolving to exercise

Supporting Champions

This week’s guest is Harvard University Professor of Biological Sciences, Dan Lieberman. If you’ve heard of Dan it will probably be in connection with his work around whether we are born to run, i.e. that a number of specific evolutionary adaptations that we as a species have acquired over time have enabled us to be really rather good at running for long distances. This hinted that our survival was aided by our ability to hunt by wearing animals down, known as the persistence hunting.  Dan has a new book out called Exercised, which as Dan explains is cutely entitled because so many people are so exercised about exercise, I expect you can think of many people that have opinions that are so specific and adamant that one way is the best way. The book takes a broader view, reminding us of our biological origins, why we do sports and exercise, what we’re good and not so good at and Dan takes aim at a few current myths like sitting being the new smoking, step counts and how much exercise is enough - in so doing Dan widens our perspective to a healthier, compassionate view of physical activity. Show notes: Pigs on treadmills. Research trip to Sierra and finding an older equivalent of the Ironman Exercise is abnormal, if just for the sake of health and fitness Why the Tarahumara Native Americans are famous for their long distance running No-one evolved to run as fast as possible from A to B  We have become exercised about exercise Is there an optimal form of exercise? Running fast Proactive aggression The benefits of endurance as hunter gatherers and the feats we care about most now are more recent in our history Links Website for Dan's new book Dan is delivering a seminar for the University of British Columbia on 24th March 2021, titled 'Are we born to rest or run?' Register here (and a big thank you to Prof Rob Shave for this). Follow Steve Ingham on Twitter www.twitter.com/ingham_steve Clubhouse @steveingham Supporting Champions on; Twitter www.twitter.com/support_champs Linkedin, www.linkedin.com/company/supporting-champions Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/supportingchampions UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY Pre-register for our upcoming 'Applied Performance Practitioner' programme and the Pro membership starting in April 2021 here


24 Feb 2021

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Fix Exercise, Improve Society (w/ Dr. Daniel Lieberman)

BarBend Podcast

Today we're talking to Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Chair of Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Lieberman is also the author of numerous books, most recently one titled “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding.” Dr. Lieberman took time out of his busy teaching and research schedule to join us on the BarBend Podcast. We discuss why humans evolved for a very different lifestyle than we live today, and why exercise has become something many people dread while others embrace it in various forms. We also discuss which exercise modalities come most naturally to humans, and how we as a society can promote healthier living through better incentive and support structures.


15 Feb 2021

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150. Daniel Lieberman — Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding

The Michael Shermer Show

“Nothing about the biology of exercise makes sense except in the light of evolution, and nothing about exercise as a behavior makes sense except in the light of anthropology.” In this myth-busting book, Daniel 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. Using his own research and experiences throughout the world, Lieberman recounts how and why humans evolved to walk, run, dig, and do other necessary and rewarding physical activities while avoiding needless exertion. As our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have contributed to skyrocketing rates of obesity and diseases such as diabetes, Lieberman argues that to become more active we need to do more than medicalize and commodify exercise. Shermer and Lieberman also discuss: evolutionary and anthropological perspectives on physical activity, why we never evolved to exercise, physical activity vs. exercise, sleep: how much do we really need? walking vs. running; speed vs. strength, endurance and aging: why exercise matters, why we age and die, exercise and diet, Should we do weights, cardio, or high-intensity training? Is sitting really the new smoking? Is BMI really a useful measure? exercise and disease: obesity, diabetes/metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease (and cholesterol), osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, depression, and cancer, immune systems and exercise, and How much exercise should you get each week? Daniel E. Lieberman is Edwin M. Lerner Professor of Biological Sciences and professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. He is the author of the national best seller The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1hr 30mins

5 Jan 2021

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#128 The Surprising Truth About Exercise with Professor Daniel Lieberman

Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Today’s episode will change the way you feel about exercise – and yourself. Do you ever feel guilty for taking the lift instead of the stairs? For swapping that workout for a lie in, or for having zero desire to run a marathon? If so, my guest has some reassuring words on why an aversion to exercise is completely natural. And some valuable advice on how we can overcome that to reap the multiple health benefits. Dr Daniel Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist and Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He has studied evolution and researched cultures all over the globe, to explain the science of how and why we move today. Whether you struggle to exercise or you’re a committed fitness fan, I think you’ll find his new perspectives on physical activity absolutely fascinating. Among the many topics we cover in this conversation, Daniel addresses the following questions:Can exercise really help you lose weight?Does running ruin your knees?Should we be running barefoot?Is sitting the new smoking?Do you need eight hours’ sleep a night? Should activity levels decline with age?I think some of his answers might really surprise you. I hope this conversation helps you feel better about the role of exercise in your life and have more compassion for yourself. I think it might just inspire you to move more, too.Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/128Follow me on instagram.com/drchatterjee/Follow me on facebook.com/DrChatterjee/Follow me on twitter.com/drchatterjeeukDISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or on my website.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 45mins

20 Oct 2020

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Daniel Lieberman on Human Evolution

714 Podcast

Daniel Lieberman is Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.  Lieberman studies and teaches how and why the human body is the way it is, and how our evolutionary history affects health and disease. His new book "Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding" is available January 5, 2021.PRE-ORDER "EXERCISED" BY DR. LIEBERMAN:https://amzn.to/3juKklMFOLLOW US:Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/714podcast/Twitter | https://twitter.com/714podcastFacebook | https://www.facebook.com/714podcast/Podcast Website | https://714podcast.comMUSIC:Intro: Song: Zero Equals Infinity Artist: 20sylOutro: Good Man InstrumentalHOST:Shyam Ronvelia| https://www.instagram.com/shyamronvelia/| https://twitter.com/shyamronvelia| https://www.facebook.com/shyamronvelia


5 Oct 2020

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Coach Noah Talks - Exercised by Daniel Lieberman (Book Review)

Coach Noah Talks

0:46 - Who is this book for?2:24 - Why "Exercise" Is A Bizarre Concept5:20 - Why Not Wanting To Exercise is Normal7:44 - Find Your "Why" For Exercise9:05 - How Our Brain's Reward System Influences Exercise12:20 - Aging vs. Senescence17:35 - Where Did Dumbbells get their name from18:03 - ConclusionReferenced BooksExercised: https://www.amazon.com/Exercised-Science-Physical-Activity-Health-ebook/dp/B085G867LRThe Story of the Human Body: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EK28WSQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2The Molecule of More: https://www.amazon.com/Molecule-More-Chemical-Creativity_and-Determine/dp/1946885118About Noah Sachs, PGA, CSCSNoah is a performance coach. His passion is helping athletes maximize their potential. Noah specializes in the intersection between optimizing the body, mind, and skill-training environments. He currently works with professional golfers and elite amateurs in Taiwan. His clients play on the TPGA, TLPGA, JLPGA and CLPGA Tour.Noah is based in Taiwan, working as the Director of Fitness at Dream Golf Academy. He also serves as the Director of Fitness for the Taiwan National Golf Team.Academics & Certifications:Masters in Sport & Performance PsychologyCertified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS)PGA of America - Class A MemberFunctional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)Functional Range Assessment CertifiedTPI Fitness Level 3TPI Golf Level 2Contact Information:Email - noah@dreamgolf.com.twInstagram - @nsgolffitnessYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/noahsachs


9 Sep 2020

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Dr. Daniel Lieberman - Evolutionary Biology, Mismatch Diseases, and Medicine

AnthroBiology Podcast

Dr. Daniel Lieberman of Harvard talks about considering human evolution through adaptations to run. He also explains mismatch diseases and the types of preventative care we can take to keep ourselves healthy. We also chat about diversity and the importance of including your study population in your work.  Find links to articles, books, and pics at AnthroBiology.com. Find the show on Instagram and Twitter @AnthroBiology


8 Jul 2020

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#179 How to Break Dopamine Addictions with Dr Daniel Lieberman

Siim Land Podcast

Welcome to the Body Mind Empowerment Podcast I’m your host Siim Land and our guest today is Dr Daniel Lieberman. Dr Lieberman is a psychiatrist and professor at George Washington University. He has published over 50 papers on behavioral science and has a book called The Molecule of More. Timestamps: The Complexity of the Brain and Mind 01:40 How Dr Lieberman Works with Schizophrenics 06:00 What Is Dopamine 09:46 Why Humans Evolved to Be Addicts 14:00 Does Dopamine Cause Addiction 16:18 Cravings and Addiction 21:00 How to Treat Addictions 27:05 Does Dopamine Fasting Have Science Behind It 31:49 Oxytocin and Connection VS Dopamine 40:30 Serotonin and Anxiety 45:12 Why People Fall Out of Love 50:30 And much more... Here are the links to the podcast on all platforms Link to the Audio Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Link to the podcast on Spotify Link to the podcast on CastBox Watch the Biohacking Bootcamp Videos on Patreon This episode is sponsored by Perfect Keto. Perfect Keto has the highest quality ingredients and products for the ketogenic diet. They have no artificial sweeteners or other junk. I love using their MCT powder for boosting ketones and fasting. You can get a special offer: If you buy 1 product, you get 40% off the second one! Head over to https://perfectketo.com/siim40 Buy 1 Get 1 40% OFF for Perfect Keto If you want to support this podcast, then I'd greatly appreciate if you could join my Patreon community. You'll be able to get access to unique worksheets about Body Mind Empowerment, a lot of exclusive videos about my routines, biohacking workshops, and a privilege for your questions on the next Q&A. Click Here to Support the Show on Patreon!  Show Notes Dr Lieberman's Book The Molecule of More Buy 1 Get 1 40% OFF for Perfect Keto Metabolic Autophagy Master Class Total Sleep Optimization Video Course Quicksilver Scientific's NAD Gold 10% Discount Get Paleo F(x) 2020 Tickets at a Discount! My NEW BOOK Metabolic Autophagy Get the FULL GUIDE to INTERMITTENT FASTING FREE BOOK Get the Metabolic Autophagy Program Keto Adaptation Manual Book Watch the Biohacking Bootcamp Videos on Patreon Use the Code SIIM for a 10% discount on BluBlox Glasses Use the Code redsiim at Redlightrising.co.uk Body Mind Empowerment Handbook Keto Fit Program Keto // IF Program Stay Empowered Siim


12 May 2020