Book Review Running Is My Therapy

Ever since I discovered firsthand the powerful effects of running on mental health, I am continually looking for new research to confirm my experience. That running can be a powerful tool for treating mental health disorders. In 2018 Scott Douglass wrote the book “Running Is My Therapy.” It combines research and personal anecdotes to describe …

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It has been well established that mental and physical health are closely linked together and significantly influence each other. Around 2600 years ago, the Indian philosopher and spiritual teacher Gautama Buddha stated: “To keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”. …

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Let’s be honest. You know that a regular fitness routine would ease your social anxiety. You read about it in self-help books and on the internet. Your therapist recommended you join an exercise class at your local gym. You think you should give it a try. There is just one problem. The mere thought of …

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So you decided to strength train. You know it will help you to prevent running injuries and make you a faster, leaner runner. If you avoid the trap of randomly chaining workouts together but instead follow a structured training plan (which you should!), you face one question. How to train in a way that allows …

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You are serious about making progress in your training. You know that tracking your workouts is essential. But what exactly do you measure? And – what should you? When it comes to running, most of us note down mileage and pace. If you are ambitious – or just a data geek like me – you …

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What is it like to live like a Stoic philosopher? To follow their practices? To entertain thoughts that lead to a more peaceful and happy life? If you want to find out but don’t know where or how to get started, then Stoic Week might be for you. Organized by the team of Modern Stoicism, …

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During the past year, I have become increasingly interested in stoicism and have been trying to adopt it as a day-to-day philosophy. What is stoicism? It is a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens around 304 BC. It centers around the idea that external events are not what makes us happy …

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  Kettlebells are my favorite piece of training equipment. Well, maybe barefoot running shoes come before that, but kettlebells are my number one choice as far as strength training tools are concerned. Why? Because they are incredibly versatile, take up little space, and can be taken outside. The training effects are numerous, and you can …

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