Caroline Williams on The Science of Movement


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Caroline Williams is a science journalist and editor. She’s a consultant for and a regular contributor to New Scientist. Her new work has also appeared in The Guardian, the Boston Globe, BBC Future, and BBC Earth among others.

In this episode, Eric and Caroline discuss her book, Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free.

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Caroline Williams and I Discuss The Science of Movement and…

  • Her book, Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free
  • How moving our bodies can affect the many parameters that affect how we feel
  • Meditation is a way to tune in to our body and how we’re feeling
  • How our brains were originally meant to inform us how and where to move in the world
  • How physical activity positively affects our brains and mental health
  • Interoception is the sense of the internal state of our body
  • The powerful effects of physical movement on our thoughts and feelings
  • Walking at a moderate pace turns down the thinking brain and increases creativity
  • Having a strong core and good posture can improve the way we feel
  • Strength training and its powerful effect on self-esteem
  • The benefits of dancing
  • Breathwork and how breathing exercises affect the body

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