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Why Chimps Can Be Lazy But We Can’t

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If apes and monkeys are some of our closest animal kingdom cousins, why is it that they can sit around all day and be perfectly healthy and we cannot? Duke University evolutionary anthropologist Herman Pontzer joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the same drive that led us to leave other species behind is the same thing that’s now negatively affecting our health. His story “Humans Evolved to Exercise” appears in the Scientific American.