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25. Natalia Petrzela: FIT NATION: How Americans Embraced Exercise As the Government Abandoned It

Historian, professor, and podcast host Natalia Petrzela takes us through her upcoming book Fit Nation.

We discuss the contemporary perceptions and landscape of the fitness culture in the United States along with how perceptions and meanings associated with fitness have changed over time.

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21. Carol Garber: What is Exercise & is Society Getting Enough of It?

Carol Garber is a professor of movement sciences at Columbia University who focuses on the role of exercise in preventing chronic disease and the social promotion of physical activity to communities.

We cover topics and questions such as what is exercise, is it ever too late to start exercising, and are underprivileged children getting enough exercise.

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