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Evolution based lifestyle and fitness model
on 28 March 2014
I am a trainer who uses an evolutionary fitness model in both my personal lifestyle and in the education and straining of others.
This book sums up the various facets that affect fitness and wellness (movement, nutrition and lifestyle) and how they relate to our background as a species.
It highlights mismatches between our environment of evolutionary adaptation and our modern post industrialised world distilling the information in an easily absorbable way.
There are great examples all along the way and a wide range of studies and resources are cited with a sizeable bibliography at the end for further reading.
This is a highly practical guide for anyone wanting to know anything real about what makes us human and how to look after ourselves.
Lieberman garners the readers trust by way of the fact that he himself is a peer reviewed and respected professor of anthropology with a wealth of experience in the field.
The only problem is it is so well researched that I feel I will become academically lazy and use this book as a single source for my evolution fitness based questions.