• The Science of Living

  • 219 Science-Based Reasons to Rethink Your Daily Routine
  • By: Dr Stuart Farrimond
  • Narrated by: Dr Stuart Farrimond
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The only book to reveal the true science behind your every daily activity - exploding myths and providing authoritative take-away advice.

Explore the science behind your daily living habits and make your day healthier, happier and more productive. 

Many of the activities we take for granted are in fact contrary to a healthy lifestyle. In this groundbreaking audiobook, long-held beliefs are exploded by new science: drinking eight glasses a day is too much, breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day, smartphones are not making us all depressed.

Bringing to bear the latest research in psychology, nutrition, biology and physics, Dr Stuart Farrimond unearths the facts behind the fads and provides take-away advice on every area of our lives - and all delivered in Dr Stu's trademark style: approachable, authoritative and above all entertaining. 

The Science of Living debunks pseudo-science and delivers only the facts. One day - one body - more than 200 examples of science in action. 

Dr Stuart Farrimond, medical doctor turned food scientist and best-selling DK author, is a science and medical writer, presenter and educator. He regularly appears on TV and radio and has written for publications including the Independent, the Daily Mail, and New Scientist. He is the founder and editor of online lifestyle-science magazine Guru, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust - the world's largest medical research charity.

©2020 Dr Stuart Farrimond (P)2020 DK Audio
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  • Roger A.
  • 04-29-22

Lots of interesting content

This audiobook contains a very large amount of interesting material, and its scope is broad.

My one minor criticism is that given the amount of material, it would probably be easier to read the book and take it in at your own pace, than the fast pace of the audiobook. Just too much to process for me through listening!

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  • BobD
  • 05-14-21

Excellent book. debunks a lot of myths.

I have the authors other books in tree version. will be getting the tree version of this.
it compliments Bill Brysons, The Body, and is just as good.
Thanks Dr Farrimond.

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  • Mr J H Bradley
  • 05-20-22

Worrying section on memory making

Although there is a lot of useful information in this book I was horrified by the lack of knowledge regarding how memories are made especially the impact of trauma on the ability of the brain to make coherent narratives.

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  • 03-25-22

Here’s a fact for you, this is pretty good!

I do enjoy this type of content and this was well researched and well presented with interesting facts and information on everyday life. I didn’t agree with everything, particularly some of the exercise and nutrition advice, but he’s the Dr so who am I to argue?