I really enjoyed NYT writer Gretchen Reynolds interview about her book “The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer“, with Dr. Naimon in his Healthwatch Podcast (listen here or subscribe on iTunes).

She dispels a lot of myths based on recent science: Is running really bad for your knees? Can something as simple as standing dramatically improve your health? What are humans better at than all other mammals (spoiler: Walking!) Can you be overweight and fit?

If you’re looking for info on the latest research on fitness/exercise and its effects on the body and mind, this is a really excellent interview. Or if you’re looking for the best way to start up an exercise program that will have large long-term benefits — start here. I’m buying the book now.