notebook to document my journey with exercise.
- building resilience through a sustainable self
- lessons & takeaways from 6 months of experimenting with my life
- self-quantifying to better health
- Running as an experiment to reduce anxiety and facilitate healing
- On running, fitness and the narrative of sadness
- what I learned after 60 consecutive days of running
- experiencing life with a bicycle
- on exercising with data from the heart
- 10000 steps slow steps almost every day
- walking longer distance: scenes & snippets
- pushing the limits of my body again with zone 2
- why I love running
They don’t know that toxic levels of stress erode the connections between the billions of nerve cells in the brain or that chronic depression shrinks certain areas of the brain. And they don’t know that, conversely, exercise unleashes a cascade of neurochemicals and growth factors that can reverse this process, physically bolstering the brain’s infrastructure. In fact, the brain responds like muscles do, growing with use, withering with inactivity. The neurons in the brain connect to one another through “leaves” on treelike branches, and exercise causes those branches to grow and bloom with new buds, thus enhancing brain function at a fundamental level.
I didn't consider incorporating exercise into my routine until I read this book.