Exercise for Intellectuals – Free Ebook

philosophers and intellectuals more generally have a bad reputation when it comes to their bodies it seems as if taking the life of the mind seriously also means not being too interested in cultivating physical health and prowess the choice seems to be between intelligence and brawn but if you look back to ancient Greece the situation was really quite different there philosophers took a deep interest in exercise some of Socrates’s most important dialogues take place in gymnasiums which were seen as places for the exercise of the mind as well as the body Apollo Greek god of truth and insight was also always depicted as physically very fit it’s in the spirit of Greek philosophy that at the school of life we’ve invited Socrates to come and exercise with one of the UK’s foremost fitness trainers Steve halsell to remind himself that a healthy mind truly does require a healthy body you you

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