It’s time to move! Spring is here and its a great time to get more movement in your day-to-day life. Science journalist Caroline Williams shares insights from research on movement and the mind-body connection; why exercise is good, but not enough; and practical tips on ways to move more.
- How “long, ponderous dog walks” led to this book
- The compelling stats on how inactive people have become – and what’s behind those trends
- The consequences of a more sedentary lifestyle
- Why there’s much more to learn about walking than you may think
- Is it the mind-body connection or the body-mind connection? Who’s driving the bus?
- What she’s personally doing differently now because of what she learned in writing the book
- The many ways that dancing for fun can help you
- Some surprising benefits of stretching and yoga
- Why focusing on the fundamentals like posture and smiling can make a big difference
- Why going to the gym is good – but not enough.
- Caroline’s advice on how to build more movement into your everyday life
Caroline Williams joins us from Surrey in the UK.
Caroline Williams is a science journalist and editor. A consultant for and regular contributor to New Scientist, her written work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Boston Globe, BBC Future, and BBC Earth, among others. She has worked as a radio producer and reporter for BBC Radio, and was the regular co-host of the New Scientist podcast from 2006 to 2010. She is the author of two books: Override: My quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind (published as My Plastic Brain in the USA), and Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free. She was also editor of the New Scientist Instant Expert Guide to the Brain. She holds a BSc in biological sciences from Exeter University and an MSc (Distinction) in Science Communication from Imperial College London. She lives in Surrey, UK.
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