From: Howard Jacobson <>
Subject: Exercise doesn't burn more calories and you should do it anyway

Hey, Howie here, and I'm so excited about this week's podcast episode. It's with Herman Pontzer, PhD, who just released one of the best science/health books ever.

It's called Burn, and it's all about the latest research into metabolism - how we turn food into energy, and energy into life. 

I've been in the health field full time for 8 years now, and this book is blowing my mind. Rather than rely on old assumptions, Pontzer's lab at Duke University puts everything to the test. 

They've discovered that the most active humans in the world - modern day hunter/gatherers like the Hadza of Tanzania - don't burn any more calories than sedentary westerners. 

That indolent, well-fed apes in zoos have half the body fat that we do.

That we don't lose weight when we exercise, because the body compensates for the extra calories that come from activity by throttling down other systems' energy usage.

Dr Pontzer was gracious enough to come onto the podcast and share his findings with us. You can listen here:

Pre-order my new book

I've got a book coming out in September (that's sooner than we think), called You CAN Change Other People. Written with my friend and coaching mentor Peter Bregman (recognized by Global Gurus as the #1 executive coach in the world), it's our coaching methodology distilled so that you can use it to positively impact the people in your life.

If you're going to buy the book, my request is that you pre-order now. That will help us achieve bestseller status, which will put the title in front of a lot more people. And when it arrives in September, Future You will be so appreciative! It will be like receiving an unexpected gift!

Support the podcast

I'm not sure why, but my Patreon support has been falling off lately. From a high of $700/month, it's now down to about $500, which isn't really enough to compensate me for the dozens of hours I spend each month preparing, producing, and promoting the show.

Plant Yourself will always be free to those who can't afford it, but that means it must be paid for by those who can. Right now, I'm still paying the lion's share of the bills. 

If you've been a long-time listener, and haven't yet become a financial supporter, and you have the means, now would be a great time to contribute. Here's where to go to make a one-time gift or an ongoing monthly contribution (that provides stability and peace of mind):

Wishing you a great week,