måndag 29 mars 2010

Arthur De Vany on Steroids, Baseball, and Evolutionary Fitness

De Vany on Steroids, Baseball, and Evolutionary Fitness | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty:

"Arthur De Vany, of the University of California, Irvine, and creator of Evolutionary Fitness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about performance-enhancing drugs in baseball and Evolutionary Fitness, De Vany's ideas about diet and fitness. In the first part of the conversation, De Vany argues that there is little physiological or statistical evidence that steroid use increases home run totals in baseball. The second part of the conversation turns to De Vany's theories of diet and exercise. De Vany argues that our diet and exercise regime should take account of our evolutionary origins, an earlier time when we ate no grains and our exercise was a mix of intense activity punctuated by much milder activity. He argues that jogging is unhealthy and that we would live longer and feel better if we followed a different exercise routine than most Americans do today."

26:00 Arthur De Vany talks about Evolutionary fitness

31:12 How do you answer the fact that paleolithic man didn't live very long, and modern, grain-eating man lives for a long time?

35:21 Turn to exercise. Arthur De Vany ia s big critic of jogging and marathoning.

41:26 Fitness: What's wrong with jogging?

46:57 Talk a little practically about your exercise routine. Weight training, exertion, jog work, treadmill, what do Arthur De Vany recommend practically for people to do to replicate that hunter-gatherer exercise?

50:36 Challenges of interpreting data and confirmation bias, charlatanism; fan of Ed Leamer. Is our scientific knowledge reliable? prone to the same problems? well known? are we making progress?

54:06 Practical question: habit formation, application and knowledge.

1:00:24 When cutting out carbohydrates in the past, hard to maintain that. Is that because of not exercising or because of not waiting a month?

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