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The Joy of Movement

How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage
Auteur(s): Kelly McGonigal
Narrateur(s): Kelly McGonigal
Durée: 7 h et 52 min
5 out of 5 stars (14 évaluations)

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The best-selling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based audiobook that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.

Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and should be a source of joy.

Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal draws on insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, as well as memoirs, ethnographies, and philosophers. She shows how movement is intertwined with some of the most basic human joys, including self-expression, social connection, and mastery - and why it is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

McGonigal tells the stories of people who have found fulfillment and belonging through running, walking, dancing, swimming, weightlifting, and more, with examples that span the globe, from Tanzania, where one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet live, to a dance class at Juilliard for people with Parkinson's disease, to the streets of London, where volunteers combine fitness and community service, to races in the remote wilderness, where athletes push the limits of what a human can endure. Along the way, McGonigal paints a portrait of human nature that highlights our capacity for hope, cooperation, and self-transcendence.

The result is a revolutionary narrative that goes beyond familiar arguments in favor of exercise, to illustrate why movement is integral to both our happiness and our humanity. Listeners will learn what they can do in their own lives and communities to harness the power of movement to create happiness, meaning, and connection.

©2019 Kelly McGonigal (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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"Part scientific exploration, part inspirational story, part intimate love letter to physical activity, The Joy of Movement reveals how what many consider as just 'exercise' is actually so much more - a pathway to not only physical and mental health, but also love, connection, and community. Kelly has written a fascinating book that is a must-read for everyone, really." (Brad Stulberg, best-selling author of Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox; columnist at Outside Magazine)

"As someone who has long believed that we were born to run, I was fascinated by Kelly McGonigal’s account of a much broader truth: We were born to move. Threading together unexpected insights from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more, The Joy of Movement makes a compelling scientific case for the role of exercise in promoting pleasure, social connection, and hope." (Alex Hutchinson, New York Times best-selling author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance)

"I love this book. Kelly McGonigal brings us to the cutting edge of exercise neuroscience that greatly expands our understanding." (John J. Ratey, MD, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School)

"This book reminded me that no matter what injuries or obstacles I have to overcome, I can always find joy in movement, and I am stronger than I realize!" (Jessie Graff, American Ninja Warrior competitor and Action Icon Award Stuntwoman of the Year)

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I learned so much about my brain!!

This book was so captivating!
It’s not another preachy self-help guide to “just get movin’”, it’s a collection of scientific data that prove why you will benefit from movement - any movement!
I will never look at exercise the same again, thank you for this book.

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  • 2020-02-15

Academic - Not a Self-Help Book

First, I am a huge fan of Kelly McGonical and her book, the Willpower Instinct, is a must read/listen. However, I thought this was going to be a guidebook or motivational book for someone wanting to develop a real exercise habit. It is not - at least not up to the to 3 1/2 hours point when I reached my limit.

The book is an academic discussion of the physical exercise, especially group exercise and exercise at high intensity. I am a nerd so it is not that the content is not understandable, but at least for me, it is essentially irrelevant.

My recommendation is to know what you are buying and if you are not sure, go to Google Books and read a little of this book before purchasing so you are not disappointed.



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  • Bat-tastick Boshers
  • 2020-01-15

Very motivating

I have not been very active in a long time. While I knew most of the benefits she listed, listening certainly has made me want to get up and run. There are very inspiring stories in here.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2020-02-26

Great at first

The beginning of the book reeled me in hard. I loved all the studies and data. The anecdotes complimented the message. The first half, at least, is five stars for me. It started to drag however. For me it got too sentimental and there were fewer and fewer studies cited. The anecdotes stopped having their power that they did at the start. If I didn’t so badly want to finish just because I started I would have stopped a few chapters in.

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  • Katie Rose
  • 2020-01-24

Perfect for fitness instructors and regular people

The content of this book struck deep chords within me as a human being and a person who enjoys exercise. The author/ narrator has a smooth and soothing voice that inspires the listener to get up and get moving with their fellow man just for the joy of it.

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  • Tara Haggerty
  • 2020-01-13

Loved it!

I’m happy to say this book inspired me and encouraged me to get some kind of movement in my life as many days as I can! So many moving stories too!
Thanks for this book!

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  • Laurie R.
  • 2020-04-07

Affirmed how I self care

This book confirmed why I love to head to the gym in the wee hours of the day to endure the spin class that I don't really enjoy, but am so grateful I did and get to see other sweaty faces who have become friends as we care for ourselves and each other! I am amazed that only a few years ago I took up tennis and it has become my favorite thing to do! My partner and I have become deep lifelong friends who, if we didn't play tennis, would only see each other as someone who "has it all together". We now know each well and the struggles we face and regularly pray for each other and send encouragement even on the days we don't get to hit the little fuzzy yellow ball. I am almost 50 and in the best shape I've ever been and more confident that I can do whatever I set my mind to. Life is better because of exercise and I'm so glad I take the time to care for myself by doing it!

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  • Ohad Interatet
  • 2020-04-07

Great book

Both inspiring and informative, with a brilliant bland of scientific knowledge and good storytelling, the author does an amazing job for every person who seeks the bodily origin of happiness and joy.

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  • Sara
  • 2020-04-07

I loved it.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned so much. It was great to listen to on my long walks and runs!

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  • gw3st
  • 2020-03-12

My Favorite Audible Download To Date

In a sea of well-intentioned but often depressing self-help books, this is a welcome change of pace. Enjoyed the story being told and Kelly’s ability to tell it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-08

Informative AND inspirational

Wow. I really enjoyed this audio book. It was the perfect mix of sound scientific explanations and anecdotal experiences to both inform and motivate. I already love to workout regularly and still found so much value in listening to this. It made me think about a lot of concepts in a different way than I have in the past, and made me want to dive even deeper into finding the perfect ways for me to incorporate movement into my life in a unique and joyful way.