ytom-roizen-header

EP 1036B - Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding

Summary: Nearly 200 million Americans consider themselves sports fans, yet very little attention has been paid to what that does to us.
Air Date: 3/23/21
Duration: 23:37
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Larry Olmsted

Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist who has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth College, where he taught nonfiction writing. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Real Food / Fake Food and Getting into Guinness, a history of the Guinness Book of World Records, a book for which he broke three world records himself while researching. He currently writes online columns for Forbes and USA Today, and he appears regularly on television and radio. Olmsted is an avid fan of American Ninja Warrior and a passionate fan of sports fans.

  • Book Title: FANS: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding
  • Guest Twitter Account: @TravelFoodGuy
EP 1036B - Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding

Nearly 200 million Americans consider themselves sports fans, yet very little attention has been paid to what that does to us. 

The new book Fans, by New York Times Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Larry Olmsted, takes a deep and fun dive into the world of sports fans to learn how being a fan impacts us, both individually and collectively as a nation. Citing fascinating new studies on sports fandom, Olmsted makes the case that the more you identify with a sports team, the better your social, psychological, and physical health is; the more meaningful your relationships are, and the more connected and happier you are. 

Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist who has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth College, where he taught nonfiction writing. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Real Food / Fake Food and Getting into Guinness, a history of the Guinness Book of World Records, a book for which he broke three world records himself while researching.


Want better health and nutrition? Now you can get personalized supplement recommendations and custom vitamin packs delivered to your door! Go to PersonaNutrition.com/Roizen and take your free assessment and get 50% off your order today. 
- sponsor



Persona logo


 

Bonus
How Your Diet Affects Your Risk for Cancer



More from this show . . .
Prev
Next

EP 1,036 News of the WeekEP 1,037 News of the Week