Debunking the Hunter-Gatherer Workout – NYTimes.com

An interesting study of the energy consumption patterns of the Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the few remaining populations of hunter-gatherers. Despite being more active than us in the sedentary West, their energy consumption is roughly the same. Quote:

All of this means that if we want to end obesity, we need to focus on our diet and reduce the number of calories we eat, particularly the sugars our primate brains have evolved to love. We’re getting fat because we eat too much, not because we’re sedentary. Physical activity is very important for maintaining physical and mental health, but we aren’t going to Jazzercise our way out of the obesity epidemic.

Debunking the Hunter-Gatherer Workout – NYTimes.com.

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