"By working on the outside, you can actually change your physiology, change your brain chemistry, and change your outlook on life… and on yourself."
– DR. JASON KARP, Work Out
Somewhere between chasing other animals for food and clicking a mouse to purchase a toaster oven on Amazon.com, we stopped living a physical life. Instead, we are encouraged to work on our inner selves, to practice mindfulness, to meditate, and to get our minds right, whatever "right" means. Social media gives us "Monday Motivation" and shouts daily positivity. Law of attraction followers say that our thoughts directly change our lives, that we can manifest what we want from the universe. Many books are written about mindset and how our minds can control everything, from our love lives to cancerous tumor growth. Prominent people tell us to start from our why and look inward to live our best life.
But that's all wrong. Or, at least, incomplete.
We are physical animals, first.
Apart from its numerous well-documented health and aesthetic benefits, physical conditioning, whether running ten miles or squatting 200 pounds, literally changes you on the inside. It strengthens your belief in yourself and what you can do. It fills the hole created by insecurity. How people feel about themselves and their capabilities is arguably the most important factor in determining what actions and directions people take in their lives. And it determines how successful they are.
This transformation starts with physical conditioning.
By working on the outside, you can actually change your physiology, change your brain chemistry, and change your outlook on life... and on yourself.
In this transformative book, Work Out reminds us that the human existence is physical and, when you train your body from the outside in, rather than from the inside out, profound changes occur to your brain, which stimulates your mind and your approach to life.
Coming April 2022