Exercise from the Standpoint of Evolutionary Medicine reviews the data that helps explain the role that a diminished level of energy expenditure plays in an increased occurrence of disease. The DVD discusses the fact that the way humans use energy at the present time is much different than the way the human body was designed to use energy. The DVD offers a compelling argument that individuals need to engage in more daily physical activity in order to minimize their risk of contracting disease. Among the topics covered: Why do humans get the diseases they do?, physical activity, energy expenditure, and fitness, the negative impact of energy-saving devices, Paleolithic rhythm, total energy expenditure continuum over the years, and changing illness patterns. Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Format: DVD /31
Author: Carl Foster, PhD, FACSM (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)