Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Tue, 28th Jan 2014

Exorcist, or Exercise: what's healthier?

Cycling Flagstone (c) Richard Matthews

Live on location at the Cambridge Science Centre, Chris Smith is joined by exercise scientist Dan Gordon, who also holds the world record in tandem cycling, epidemiologist Nita Forouhi, who studies diet, and David Ogilvie, who investigates how our environment can shape our activity. Together they pit their wits against the assembled public as they answer questions like, is watching the Exorcist a replacement for exercise? Plus Dave Ansell and Ginny Smith find the iron on breakfast cereals, measure the vitamin C in carrots, and see how much exercise it takes to work off a Mars bar...

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  • 02:40 - Exorcist, or Exercise: what's healthier?

    Exercise physiologist Dan Gordon explains how he pushes athletes to their limits and answers the audience's questions...

  • 24:05 - Why Five a Day?

    What's the evidence for 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day? And do 5 apples add up to the same health benefit as mixed greens?

  • 43:40 - Changing behaviour for health

    We all know that exercise and a healthy diet is good for us, but is there anything that government can to help us follow the advice?



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