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How to think about exercise
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New York : Picador, [2015].
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246 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
158.1 Y696 2015
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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 seemingly superfluous bodies. Conversely, in the gym we stretch, run and lift, but our minds are idle. In How to Think About Exercise, author and philosopher Damon Young challenges this idea of separation, 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 learning how to exercise intelligently, we are contributing to our overall enjoyment of life and enhancing our full humanity. Find out how bestselling author Haruki Murakami quit smoking and took up running, and why the simple act radically changed his whole outlook on life; why Schopenhauer thought that swimming was a sublime act; how Charles Darwin came up with some of his best ideas while exercising; and much more.

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First U.S. edition.
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9781250059048, 1250059046

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Actual text ends on page 232.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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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 seemingly superfluous bodies. Conversely, in the gym we stretch, run and lift, but our minds are idle. In How to Think About Exercise, author and philosopher Damon Young challenges this idea of separation, 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 learning how to exercise intelligently, we are contributing to our overall enjoyment of life and enhancing our full humanity. Find out how bestselling author Haruki Murakami quit smoking and took up running, and why the simple act radically changed his whole outlook on life; why Schopenhauer thought that swimming was a sublime act; how Charles Darwin came up with some of his best ideas while exercising; and much more.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Young, D. (2015). How to think about exercise. First U.S. edition. New York: Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Young, Damon. 2015. How to Think About Exercise. New York: Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Young, Damon, How to Think About Exercise. New York: Picador, 2015.

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Young, Damon. How to Think About Exercise. First U.S. edition. New York: Picador, 2015. Print.

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