Dr. Ranit Mishori on Using Exercise as Medicine

Dr. Ranit Mishori

It seems like new research comes out every week detailing another benefit of physical exercise. At this point, the list of diseases exercise helps treat and the physical, mental and emotional benefits it provides far exceeds the list of things exercise can’t help improve. And yet, amidst the backdrop of … Read more

Michael Mannino on Embodied Cognition Theory and How Moving Shapes the Mind

Michael Mannino

Michael Mannino is a neuroscientist, philosopher and athlete. He earned a Master’s degree in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science degree in astrophysics from Florida Institute of Technology. Michael is currently a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at the Center for Complex Systems and Brain … Read more

Nadine Burke Harris on the Physical Effects of Toxic Childhood Stress

Nadine Burke Harris

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician, mother and the founder and CEO of San Francisco’s Center for Youth Wellness. Her experience treating children who had suffered extreme trauma led her to write The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. In the book, she digs into the connections … Read more

Army Introduces Gender-Neutral Fitness Standards

Army Introduces Gender-Neutral Fitness Standards

The United States Army has announced new gender-neutral physical fitness standards for its Combat Readiness Test. The new assessment will have six components: Deadlift: soldiers lift their maximum weight three times Standing power throw: soldiers throw a ten-pound medicine ball as far as possible behind them T push-ups: soldiers lower … Read more

David Papineau on Philosophy and Sports

Knowing the Score, David Papineau's book about philosophy and sports

David Papineau is Professor of Philosophy of Science at King’s College London and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York and has served as president of the Aristotelian Society, the Mind Association, and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. He is the author of eight philosophical … Read more

The Benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella (ENERGYbits Giveaway)

ENERGYbits Swag Bag Giveaway

The ENERGYbits giveaway is over, but you can still win big. Visit energybits.com to learn more about the benefits of spirulina and chlorella, and use promo code KINESOPHY at checkout to save 20% on your order. a Rafflecopter giveaway Win an ENERGYbits Swag Bag containing: – 1 Tin of 75 spirulina … Read more

Neuroplasticity and How Movement Reshapes the Brain

Neuroplasticity and How Movement Reshapes the Brain

There is a model of a human being (or any animal) in which the brain is the control center, directing the movements of the body. Your brain signals your heart to beat and stomach to digest. It tells your muscles when and how to contract in order to move your … Read more

Book Review: Unplugged by Brian Mackenzie, Andy Galpin and Phil White

Unplugged by Brian Mackenzie, Andy Galpin and Phil White

The twenty-first century has seen the sudden rise in the awareness of the need for physical fitness, coupled with a surge in popularity of biohacking and self-quantification. More and more people have realized the deleterious health effects of our increasingly sedentary jobs and leisure activities. The demand for health and … Read more

Zensah Compression Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway Win a pair of Zensah Tech+ compression socks and Zensah performance underwear compression shorts As 2018 rolls in, the New Year brings the usual flurry of resolutions. Every January, millions of people promise themselves this will be the year they lose weight, start exercising, eat healthier, bike … Read more

Should You Walk or Stand on the Escalator?

Escalator at Holborn Station in London

There is a generally accepted etiquette to traveling by escalator: if you want to stand, move to one side (usually the right); if you prefer to walk, do so on the other (usually left). Those who choose to walk are perceived to do so because they are in a hurry … Read more