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Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Physical Wellness: FREE Tools

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Physical Wellness: Book Recommendations

Physical Wellness: Book Summaries

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Being Mortal Summary – Atul Gawande
2 MINUTE READ | Being Mortal is an uncomfortable yet enlightening exploration of how treating terminal disease (especially linked to ageing) as a purely extend-life-at-all-costs medical problem is destroying the final moments of our lives - by surgeon and best selling author, Atul Gawande. Topics:
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Born to Run Summary – Christopher McDougall
1 MINUTE READ | Born to Run takes takes running back to its roots in this critically acclaimed analysis of evolution, injury and recovery that is filled with compelling insights, great story telling and practical tips - by best-selling author and journalist, Christopher McDougall. Topics:
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Eating Animals Summary – Jonathan Safran Foer
1 MINUTE READ | Eating Animals is a part-memoir, part-investigative-journalism philosophical dive into the darkest corners of our dining habits in this fascinating exploration of what we eat and why - by novelist and nonfiction author, Jonathan Safran Foer. Topics:
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How Not to Die Summary – Dr. Michael Greger
7 MINUTE READ | How Not to Die is a deeply researched and compelling primer on the promise and importance of whole food plant-based nutrition in preventing and reversing disease - by medical doctor and nutrition expert, Michael Greger. Topics:
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Starting Strength Summary – Mark Rippetoe
2 MINUTE READ | Starting Strength is a well-illustrated, detailed and time-tested guide to mastering the most important barbell exercises you need to get strong, fast without injuring yourself - by strength training coach and author, Mark Rippetoe. Topics:
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Taking Charge of Your Fertility Summary – Toni Weschler
3 MINUTE READ | Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand female fertility, maximise conception or learn about chemical and device free methods of contraception - by women's health educator and author, Toni Weschler. Topics:
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The Body Summary – Bill Bryson
2 MINUTE READ | The Body is a fantastically-written and awe-inspiring 23-chapter tour through the 30 trillion cells that (literally) make you who you are - by best-selling author, Bill Bryson. Topics:
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The Emperor of All Maladies Summary – Siddhartha Mukherjee
1 MINUTE READ | The Emperor of All Maladies is a rich and deep biography of cancer, from its first documented appearance to our modern battles to understand and cure humanity's (current) second biggest killer - by physician, biologist and author, Siddhartha Mukherjee. Topics:
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The Obesity Code Summary – Dr. Jason Fung
9 MINUTE READ | The Obesity Code gives an amazing look at how the body uses food to create the perfect conditions for obesity and how to disrupt the cycle to create a healthier future - by kidney disease specialist, best-selling author and MD, Jason Fung. Topics:
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Why We Sleep Summary – Matthew Walker
16 MINUTE READ | Why We Sleep is a fascinating and accessible guide to what sleep is, why sleep matters and how to optimise your sleep habits to live longer, feel happier and set your life up for success - by sleep scientist and best-selling author, Matthew Walker. Topics:

Physical Wellness: Articles

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Endurance Running: 6 Books and 8 Steps to Ultramarathon Success
18 MINUTE READ | A comprehensive guide to all the things I learned (and wish I'd known earlier) while training for and competing in the Marathon des Sables, a 256km ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert (a.k.a., the hardest footrace on Earth). Topics:
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How To Drink More Water (Also, What Colour Is Your Pee?)
4 MINUTE READ | A quick, practical guide to NOT being one of the 42% of people who set themselves up for failure by not drinking enough water each day (includes a handy pee chart so you know how dehydrated you are). Topics: ,
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Sleep Better: #1 FREE Sleep Tracker Template (Printable)
3 MINUTE READ | Wearable sleep trackers don't work. This article explains why and gives you a free, low-tech printable template that works infinitely better and will help you understand and upgrade your sleep. Topics:

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.