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Mr Peter Walker (Pt1) - Sedentary Behaviour | New book | Politics | Journalism

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In this episode we are discussing with Guardian political journalist Peter Walker about  his new book (The Miracle Pill – Why a sedentary world is getting it all wrong), journalism, politcs and process of writing a book.

“What is the 'miracle pill', the simple lifestyle change with such enormous he
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In this episode we are discussing with Guardian political journalist Peter Walker about  his new book (The Miracle Pill – Why a sedentary world is getting it all wrong), journalism, politcs and process of writing a book.

“What is the 'miracle pill', the simple lifestyle change with such enormous health benefits that, if it was turned into a drug, would be the most valuable drug in the world? The answer is movement and the good news is that it's free, easy and available to everyone.”

Timestamps:

6:30 How non-experts’ perspective differs from researchers’ perspective?

8:30 What are the most important points about sedentary lifestyle made in the book?

10:00 What eye-opening Walker learned from the interview with Danish architect?

13:30 What is needed for determined political effort to reduce sedentary behaviour?

15:30 What covid pandemic teached us about nanny-state-arguments – and what this has to do with politics related to sedentary lifestyle?

16:30 What is needed for long-term political change?

20:00 Political correspondent’s advice for researchers – how to influence political decision makers?

22:00 Why researchers should become activitists?

23:00 Top tips for researchers: How to collaborate with journalists?

27:00 Highlights of the book

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