Why Working Out is Hard
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 633 , Segment 4
Episode: Managing Grief and Finally Working out
- Jan 13, 2021 1:40 pm
- 15:58 mins
Two weeks ago, we made New Year’s Resolutions for 2021. Many of these resolutions likely included a goal to exercise with more frequency and regularity in the coming year. The question is, how many of us will stick to this resolution throughout the next 12 months? Maybe we’ve already lapsed in this goal after only two weeks. But if exercising is good for us, why it is so hard to stick to this goal? Where is our motivation to exercise? Well, maybe the answer is rooted both in our DNA and in evolutionary processes. Here to discuss with us why exercise is can be difficult to commit to and to debunk exercise-related myths is Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University and author of the new book “Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding”.