All About Fitness #143: Dr. John Krakauer, Exercise vs. Sport | IDEA Health & Fitness Association

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Dr. John Krakauer distinguishes between exercise and sport in this snippet from his interview on Episode #143 of All About Fitness, a podcast hosted by Pete McCall.

There are specific stages of motor learning for human development including rolling over, crawling, walking and climbing; movement is inherent in our nature, it is what our bodies are designed to do. Anytime you learn a new exercise, try a new dance step or play a new sport you are developing new motor skills and there is a specific learning process. Dr. John Krakauer is the John C. Malone Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University; it is his job to study how humans develop and learn new movement skills. On this episode of All About Fitness, Dr. John Krakauer and Pete McCall discuss the motor learning process, the benefits of learning a new sport at any age and whether technology really can help you become better at a specific skill.

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