The Science of Working Out the Body and the Soul: How the Art of Exercise Was Born, Lost, and Rediscovered

“A history of exercise is not really — or certainly not only — a history of the body. It is, equally, perhaps even primarily, a history of the mind.” BY MARIA POPOVA “And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul?” wondered Whitman two years before he wrote a manual on “manly health and training” and two decades before he recovered from his paralytic stroke with a rigorous exercise regimen in the gymnasium of the wilderness. But this natural equivalence, as obvious as it was to Whitman and as evident as the neurophysiology of consciousness is making it in … Continue reading The Science of Working Out the Body and the Soul: How the Art of Exercise Was Born, Lost, and Rediscovered