How to Think About Exercise

How to Think About Exercise

Paperback The School of Life

By (author) Damon Young, By (author) The School of Life

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 176mm x 16mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 16 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0230767761
  • ISBN 13: 9780230767768
  • Sales rank: 12,339

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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. Damon Young 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. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

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Damon Young is an Australian philosopher, author and commentator. He is an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and the author of several books including Voltaire's Vine and Other Philosophies. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, son and daughter. Visit his website www.damonyoung.com.au

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This new series of The School of Life's self-help books build on the strengths of the first, tackling some of the hardest issues of our lives in a way that is genuinely informative, helpful and consoling. Here are books that prove that the term "self-help" doesn't have to be either shallow or naive -- Alain de Botton, Founder of The School of Life The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge Independent on Sunday