McGonigal K. Avery; 2021. Paperback; 272 pages.

Are you one of those people who need a little extra motivation to get off the couch and move? Reading A The Joy of Movement might provide that extra motivation. We all know that exercise improves mental and physical health, but McGonigal adds 1 more important element to be aware of—there is joy to be found in moving. This joy is not only for the avid runner but for anyone who just moves. In The Joy of Movement, McGonigal describes the extraordinary physiological mechanisms that lead to improved psychological health.

Some of the most important new information regarding exercise is about the endocannabinoid system. New research has shown that the “runner’s high” is not due to endorphins but to endocannabinoids. These cannabis-like molecules are produced by our bodies in response to 20 minutes of medium-intensity exercise such as fast walking, jogging, or...

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