Darryl Edwards – 'The Case for Physical Activity'

Darryl Edwards – 'The Case for Physical Activity'

Darryl is a Natural Lifestyle Educator, movement coach, nutritionist and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process.

Darryl is the author of several award-winning books including Paleo Fitness and Paleo from A to Z. His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, Men’s Fitness and he has featured on the BBC documentaries ‘Eat to Live Forever’ and ‘Doctor In The House’.

Further information on the science behind Darryl’s presentation can be found here; https://www.primalplay.com/research/


  1. takatsu5 on February 15, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Do need some exercise at high intensity, lift heavy weights, run hard uphill.

  2. LAMETEOQUEVIENE on February 15, 2022 at 11:24 pm


  3. Carroll Hoagland on February 15, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks Darryl, good discussion. The issue is our modern societies and conveniences …. hopefully Ray is right and we will no longer need our bodies …
    http://www.70GoingOn100.com the Centenarian Diet, or maybe 128, the Hayflick limit, … or if a Ray Kurzweil fan then this is a Moot Point …
    ref: – the emergence of C. complexanus pluggedensis – https://www.70goingon100.com/contributors/ds-mcgerk-8-future-nutrition-longevity.html

  4. Drake Santiago on February 16, 2022 at 12:05 am

    I appreciate the valuable information contained within Darryl Edwards presentation, and I agree that exercise is very important to overall health, though I would emphasize it is not effective as a fat loss tool. When it comes to fat loss, diet is the prime driver and contrary to what Mr Edwards says, there is plenty of evidence supporting the notion that exercise has little effect on weight loss:


    With all that said, I mainly take issue with the dismissal of BMI as being a valuable tool to assess healthy weight (4:00 – 7:00). I think it is quite a reliable tool to assess whether MOST people are at a healthy weight. Yes, I concur that with those on the extremes of the athletic spectrum, like Dwayne Johnson, Usain Bolt, and Lebron James – people who have a lot of muscle mass – BMI is not reliable, but the vast MAJORITY of people aren’t elite athletes, and therefore cannot justify a high BMI on the basis that they have a lot of muscle mass. For the vast MAJORITY of people the BMI is applicable. For those who question the legitimacy of the BMI, based on their perceived muscle mass, don’t just assume. Get your body composition measured using one of three reliable methods – DEXA scan, bodpod, or hydrostatic weighing. Don’t use bioelectric impedence or calipers as they can be highly unreliable. In the event that these reliable methods of measuring body composition or unavailable or too expensive, do several simple measurements (height, neck as narrowest point, waist at narrowest point, hips at widest point) of your body based on Navy Body Fat calculator, using a tape measure, and enter it into the following calculator


    Only after going through these steps can you dismiss a high BMI score. Don’t delude yourself, if you have a high BMI score, and just assume you have a lot of muscle just because that makes you feel better.