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Three online evening lectures that go behind the headline and discuss the science behind diet, exercise and self-help guides

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New Scientist presents ...

Health Series

The new Health series from New Scientist events features three online evening lectures in 2021 that go behind the headline and discuss the science behind diet, exercise and self-help guides

Save £10 off the standard ticket price by purchasing a series ticket to all three live online Health lectures (also available on-demand) or purchase single tickets for just £13 per lecture (early booking rate).

Health Series events:

The misunderstood science of metabolism

Thursday 25 Feb 2021 - 6pm - 7pm GMT - Online and On-Demand

Herman Pontzer, Evolutionary biologist

Why do so many diets lead to more weight gain? Do more active people have faster metabolisms? Is exercise essential for weight loss? Over the past 20 years, evolutionary biologist Herman Pontzer has conducted ground-breaking studies across a range of settings, including pioneering fieldwork with Hadza hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania.

In this talk, Herman draws on his eye-opening research, as presented in his upcoming book Burn, to show how, contrary to received wisdom, exercise does not increase our metabolism. By taking a closer look at what happens to the energy we consume, he explores the ways in which metabolism controls every aspect of our health - from fertility to immune function - and reveals the truth about the dynamic system that sustains us.

The truth about exercise

Thursday 13 May 2021 - 6pm - 7pm BST - Online and On-Demand

Jason Gill, Professor of Cardiometabolic Health

Should we all be hitting the gym three times a week, doing yoga, HIIT training or simply getting in our 10,000 step per day? How much does physical activity affect your bodyweight and is this affected by your genes? Does carrying too much weight make you less active? Should we worry about sitting too much? And if you are strong and fit can you get away with being inactive? With new exercise fads cropping up, seemingly, by the day, how are we supposed to know what to do to stay healthy?

In this talk, Jason Gill reveals what science can really tell us about how much we need to move to maximise our chances of a healthy life.

The science of self-help

Thursday 10 June 2021 - 6pm - 7pm BST - Online and On-Demand

Helen Thomson, Freelance science journalist and author

Do you ever feel like everyone else copes with life’s problems better than you? Do you wonder whether you’re getting enough sleep? Do you ever wish you could break that annoying habit, once and for all?

It’s tempting to turn to celebrities and masters of business to help us fix things that aren’t going right in life. But you’d be better off turning to scientists – they’ve spent decades testing different techniques on thousands of people to find out which ones actually work.

In this talk, Helen Thomson will guide you through proven ways to sleep better; explain the one kind of exercise you’re probably not doing, but that could save your life; reveal the four most corrosive behaviours in any relationship; and show you how best to cope with stress and uncertainty – no doubt something we could all do with a little less of this year.

What’s included in your ticket:

  • 3 online lecture tickets for events held from February - June 2021
  • Each live lecture will last 60 minutes including audience Q&A
  • On-demand access to a recording of the lecture and Q&A for 12 months
  • Bonus content from New Scientist including articles and additional on-demand video

Audience information:

This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subjects under discussion or a more general scientific interest. However if you are attending the event in a professional capacity you may be interested to know that this event is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and CPD certificates are available to attendees on request by contacting live@newscientist.com.

Booking information:

These events will run between Thursday 25 February 2021 and 10 June 2021. Each event will last for approximately one hour. Access to a recordings of each event will be exclusively available to ticket purchasers for the 12 months following the live event. The on-demand recording will be available to view within 24 hours of the live discussion.
Eventbrite will email you a confirmation immediately after purchase. You will receive a separate email for each event with a link to access the event. These will be sent prior to each event; please note that each link is unique and should not be shared. The event auditorium will also provide access to the other items included in your ticket.
Any PAST EVENTS in the series can be accessed ON-DEMAND; access instructions for past events will be sent to you within one week. Joining instructions for upcoming events will be sent approximately one week prior to each event.
Tickets are non-transferable to any other New Scientist event.
All tickets are non-refundable.
New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
Tickets are subject to availability and are only available in advance through Eventbrite. To secure your place we recommend you book in advance.
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