March 9, 2021
Part 1. Mr Peter Walker - Sedentary Behaviour | New book | Politics | Journalism
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, politics 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.”
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 activists?
23:00 Top tips for researchers: How to collaborate with journalists?
27:00 Highlights of the book
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