CARTA: The Evolution of Human Physical Activity - Herman Pontzer, Grazyna Jasienska, Ellen Breen

7/8/2021; 59 minutes

Human physical activities differ significantly from other species. How, when and why did these capabilities evolve? What adaptations underlie them? And how did the evolution of human physical activity affect other key human characteristics that have advanced our species? Herman Pontzer explores the evolution of metabolism, Grazyna Jasienska discusses different effects of activity on women's reproductive health and Ellen Breen explores an evolutionary pathway for high endurance activity. (#37187)

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