Recently, colleagues and I proposed the term wellth to describe a focus on health as a foundation for performance rather than as a preventative for illness . Wellth foregrounds the “brain-body connection”: The state of the brain is mirrored in the state of the rest of the system to which it is attached. This in-bodied connection is something our dominant sedentary work paradigm ignores. But sedentarism—this attempt to live from the neck up, where the body is constructed as a carrier of the brain from one place to another—is injuring us, costing us our quality of life. Illnesses such as…
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