Tag: Exercise


Video: Is Extreme Fitness Replacing Religion?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Extreme fitness programs have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and according to a recent article in the New York Times, an extreme fascination with workout enthusiasts. What drives people to train like Navy SEALS? Longing for experience over what makes rational sense is a very real piece of what it means to be human and that longing for experience is reflected in the way Americans currently view religion. For more, watch my discussion below: Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing......

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Move Your Body, Free Your Mind

I love when science confirms, and even deepens, the intuition of an ancient practice. A study conducted by Stanford researchers Daniel Schwartz and Marily Opprezzo, reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, found that creativity levels were consistently and significantly higher for people when they were walking compared to people who were sitting. In one sample, walking subjects thought of 81 to 100 percent more potential uses for an object than their seated counterparts did. In another sample, people thought of a greater number of linguistic analogies while walking than they did......

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