Daniel Lieberman

National Writers Series: Daniel Lieberman

Daniel Lieberman is an author, anthropologist, and professor of biological sciences at Harvard University. He’s known for his research of the human head and body, and he’s written three books based on his research. The latest is called “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding.” In it, Daniel busts many of the widespread myths about exercise, and discusses how people can overcome their natural reluctance to do it. Daniel appeared at a virtual National Writers Series event and spoke with Lisa Taylor and Michael Tiberg of the Traverse City Track Club.
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NWS: An Evening with Daniel Lieberman (Virtual)

Embrace a healthier lifestyle with Daniel Lieberman, author of "Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding." Daniel will be joining NWS via Zoom. The guest host for this event will be Lisa Taylor, the executive director of the TC Track Club. There will also be a guest moderator for the evening: Michael Tiberg, a pharmacist specializing in infectious diseases.

The Context: Daniel Lieberman on Food Addiction

Pick any popular subject in the news and it’s likely Harvard Magazine has covered it. With access to so many leading scholars, we’re often able to delve into topics in health, science, law, and the humanities before they reach the mainstream. This is the first post of "The Context"—a biweekly series of archival stories—offering our readers a useful background to some of the most important subjects in the news today. We hope you enjoy it.

“Exercised” and How to Get Society More Physically Active (with Dr. Daniel Lieberman)

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.