Most kids in and around Boston are back in school now. On top of math, English and social studies, they might be running laps, playing dodge ball or a team sport.
But once they get to college, most students wave goodbye to that physical education requirement. In fact, these days, less than 40 percent of four-year higher ed schools require physical education or exercise.
But in a recent Harvard Magazine article, biological sciences professor Dan Lieberman urges bringing back that physical activity requirement.
We also check in with Carey Goldberg on WBUR's 21-day podcast, "The Magic Pill."
Dan Lieberman, professor of biological sciences at Harvard, he's author of the book "The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease."
This segment aired on September 8, 2016.