Exercise changes the brain. But which exercises have what effect? Time to get up to speed with the cutting-edge science of the mind-body connection and discover how just a little bit of movement could shift your own head to a better place.
Did you know that walking can improve your cognitive skills? That strengthening your muscular core reduces anxiety? That light stretching can combat a whole host of mental and bodily ailments, from stress to inflammation? We all know that exercise changes the way you think and feel. But scientists are just starting to discover exactly how it works.
Hailed as a 'delight' by The New York Times and 'fascinating' by Women's Health, Caroline Williams explores the emerging science of how movement opens up a hotline to our minds. Interviewing researchers and practitioners around the world, Move! reveals how you can work your body to improve your mind. As we emerge from over a year's worth of lockdowns, there is no better time to take control of how you think and feel.
Caroline Williams originally planned to be a PE teacher, but ended up studying biology because she found the science aspects of PE more interesting than the team sports. The author of Override, she is a consultant and writer for New Scientist, and has spent several years researching the links between movement and the mind. Throwing your inner ear off balance will always change how you feel; Caroline likes to improve her mood by cycling down bumpy hills.
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