• Now that we no longer need to lift a great weight over our heads or swim to shore to ensure our survival, we have to pretend. (E+)Source: E+
“Exercise - despite its manifold benefits - requires overriding deep, natural instincts.”
Maggie Lange

Science of Us
6 Apr 2021 - 9:24 AM  UPDATED 6 Apr 2021 - 9:24 AM

I love to be flattered, especially when the compliment is both unexpected and enabling. And?Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding,?a new book from Daniel Lieberman, a human evolutionary biology professor at Harvard University, is 440 pages of assuring affirmations about our impulses to laze around. It turns out, our desire to drape ourselves over a soft surface is an incredibly evolved, very wise, strategic behaviour.