Nick Tiller, PhD, is a postdoc in exercise physiology and respiratory medicine, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to his academic pursuits, he writes about science, health, exercise, critical-thinking, philosophy, and ultra-marathoning, and is an ultra-marathoner and endurance athlete himself. He is the author of "The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science: Confronting Myths of the Health and Fitness Industry".
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-The sports, health, and fitness industry, money and marketing, and the prevalence of unsubstantiated claims
-Examples of hyped-up or straight out snake-oil products in the industry
-How to be a critical thinker and protect yourself from falling prey to false marketing claims
-Understanding critical thinking: Cognitive biases and logical fallacies
-Understanding science: the concepts of scientific consensus, statistical significance, and meaningful effect/effect size
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