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How to think about exercise

Author: Damon Young
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2015.
Series: School of life (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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It can often seem as though existence is split in two: body and mind, flesh and spirit, moving and thinking. In the office or at study we are 'mind workers', with superfluous bodies. In the gym we stretch, run and lift, but our minds are idle. The author challenges this idea, revealing how fitness can develop our bodies and minds as one. Exploring exercises and sports with the help of ancient and modern philosophy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Damon Young
ISBN: 9781250059055 1250059054
OCLC Number: 899212220
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Reverie --
Pride --
Sacrifice --
Beauty --
Humility --
Pain --
Consistency --
The sublime --
Oneness.
Series Title: School of life (Series)
Responsibility: Damon Young.

Abstract:

It can often seem as though existence is split in two: body and mind, flesh and spirit, moving and thinking. In the office or at study we are 'mind workers', with superfluous bodies. In the gym we stretch, run and lift, but our minds are idle. The author challenges this idea, revealing how fitness can develop our bodies and minds as one. Exploring exercises and sports with the help of ancient and modern philosophy, he uncovers the pleasures, virtues and big ideas of fitness. By exercising intelligently, we are committing to wholeness: enjoying and enhancing our full humanity.

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