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SAR: “Why Exercise Really is the Best Medicine”

Few people think of evolutionary biology or anthropology when they see a doctor, but they should. To understand how and why our bodies are the way they are requires consideration of the evolutionary and cultural histories of our bodies. Many lines of evidence indicate that the evolution of human hunting and gathering was made possible …

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Red Bull: Intense 400m Vertical Running Race

400 meters…not too bad, right? We’ll when you’re running up a agonizing vertical ski slope, it’s not bad…it’s grueling. Really grueling. And the famous Planicaski jump in Slovenia is far from forgiving with it’s insanely steep grade. Take a look at what just might be one of the toughest 400m race ever run.  

Jacqueline Kerr: Sit Stand Walk | Why Physical Activity Research Is Evolving

Exercise is good for you, no matter how old you are. Jacqueline Kerr, UCSD School of Medicine, discusses new findings on physical activity and how to apply novel research to your daily life.  

Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

Why do some people struggle more than others to keep off the pounds? Social psychologist Emily Balcetis shows research that addresses one of the many factors: Vision. In an informative talk, she shows how when it comes to fitness, some people quite literally see the world differently from others — and offers a surprisingly simple …

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