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Why To Exercise Today: Because Very Smart People Do It

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Eric Lander of the Broad Institute
Eric Lander of the Broad Institute

Tucked into this excellent profile of genomics guru Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute — (a complimentary profile like this, with not a negative word, is known in the trade as a "big sloppy kiss") — is a glimpse of his inspiring daily fitness regimen:

His days start and end in a gym on the second floor of his house, where he has an elliptical cross-trainer. He uses it for two 40-minute sessions, one in the morning and one at night, watching Netflix videos and burning — according to the machine — 1,000 calories a day. He reports that he lost 42 pounds last summer without changing his diet.

Surely if Lander can carve out enough time to work out — every morning and night — you can too.

This program aired on January 3, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Rachel Zimmerman Reporter
Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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