Top positive review
WON'T REALLY HELP WITH YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2020
WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT: "The question of how physical activity contributes to human happiness is the central focus of this book. … As I investigated the many links between movement and happiness, this book became, by necessity, an exploration of what is most human about us. It is the only way to understand the joys of movement. And perhaps more than anything else, what I was reminded of is that human happiness flourishes in community.”
Well written. It didn’t actually get me off of the couch, though. For one thing, the author clearly sees the world through her “movement” filter. As I read along, I was struck by two things. First, if I substituted the word “movement” for the word “writing”, in many places the sentence, the paragraph, the very idea would still work. Second, she is clearly an extrovert. The happiness she finds in movement within a community makes an introvert like me shudder. Nor do I consider movement and community to be that which is “most human about us”. I would think higher level thinking ought to factor in there somewhere.
BOTTOM LINE: Good book and clearly a passion project for the author, but don’t expect it to get you moving.