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Age Wise

The Evolutionary Evidence for Getting Off Your Butt

Unlike apes, we evolved to need physical activity into old age

Image: Pixabay/Thomas Skirde

Some food for thought as you laze about during the holidays: As you get older, you might naturally think you should take it easy, be less physically active to protect your precious body. Exactly the opposite is true, according to a…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.