The History of Football Against Fascism with Chris Lee

The Defiant by Chris Lee, a book about the history of football against fascism

Chris Lee is a content marketer and copywriter based in the United Kingdom. He launched the football history, travel and culture blog and podcast, Outside Write, in 2015. He has written two books on the history of football (what us Americans call soccer), Origin Stories: The Pioneers Who Took Football to … Read more

Football and Philosophy of Statistics with Joost van der Leij

Joost van der Leij, an expert in football and philosophy of statistics

Joost van der Leij is a university philosophy lecturer specializing in philosophy of mind and action and philosophy of statistics. He fell into the world of football (what us Americans call soccer) when in 2016 he was asked to help improve the players of Hannover 96, who had just been … Read more

Exercise, Oxidative Stress and the Brain with Dr. Gary Wenk

Your Brain on Exercise by Dr. Gary Wenk, a book about how exercise and oxidative stress affect the brain

Dr. Gary L. Wenk is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University and Medical Center. He is also a member of the OSU Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair. He received a B.A. in psychology and biology from … Read more

The American Health Crisis in 3 Super Bowl Ads

Pluto TV couch potatoes, one of three Super Bowl ads that illustrates the American health crisis

Last month, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. 106 professional athletes competed for the top prize in their sport. And over 123 million Americans sat on their couches and watched them do it while stuffing their faces with 1.45 billion chicken wings, 11.3 … Read more

Accidental Meditation: It Happens More Often Than You Think

A man walking along a foggy mountain road

Nita Sweeney, BSJ, MFA, JD, CMT-P is an ultramarathoner, certified meditation teacher, mindfulness coach, mental health warrior and the bestselling author of award-winning books including Make Every Move a Meditation, A Daily Dose of Now, You Should Be Writing and Depression Hates a Moving Target. She lives in central Ohio … Read more

The History of Black Women’s Exercise with Ava Purkiss

Fit Citizens: A History of Black Women’s Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America by Ava Purkiss

Ava Purkiss is a historian and assistant professor of American Culture and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan, and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan Medicine. She is the author of Fit Citizens: A History of Black Women’s Exercise from … Read more

2023 Year in Review

Silhouette jumping between 2023 and 2024

2023 was a year of both expansion and contraction for KineSophy. Several new voices shared their views on topics related to the KineSophy mission. At the same time, events and trends across the globe and in my personal life reinforced the links between health, fitness, sports, society and philosophy. Before … Read more

Running as Therapy for Depression with Nita Sweeney

Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hate a Moving Target

Nita Sweeney is the bestselling wellness author of Depression Hates a Moving Target, You Should Be Writing, and Make Every Move a Meditation. She is also an ultramarathoner, meditator, mindfulness coach, writing practice zealot, mental health advocate, dog mom, retired attorney and the retired publisher of Write Now Columbus. Her … Read more