The Perfect Medicine

By (author): Brodie Ramin

  • A doctor shares concrete facts and inspiring examples of how running can transform your life and health
  • Nearly one third of the world’s population do not engage in sufficient exercise to maintain proper health
  • As a doctor, the author sees daily cases of diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety that trace back to inactivity and disconnection with nature
  • Author is an addictions physician, experienced speaker, and author of The Age of Fentanyl: Ending the Opioid Epidemic
AUTHOR

Brodie Ramin

Brodie Ramin is a primary care and addictions physician who uses exercise as a tool to improve the physical and mental health of his patients. His previous book, The Age of Fentanyl, was shortlisted for the Donner Prize. Dr. Ramin lives in Ottawa, where he is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa.


Reviews

The Perfect Medicine is a wonderful gem of a book.
– Adharanand Finn, best-selling author of Running with the Kenyans and host of The Way of the Runner

Fresh, lyrical, and deeply personal, The Perfect Medicine is a stirring celebration of running ? not just the how, but the many levels of why.
– Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure

Part biography, part history, part scientific inquiry, The Perfect Medicine compels you to keep turning the page as Ramin explores wide-ranging aspects of the sport of running from the perspective of a traveler, scholar, physician, and always, avid runner.
– Jonathan Beverly, author and Editor-in-Chief of PodiumRunner

“For anyone who may need motivation to get out the door for the first time and especially those who are needing to improve their own physical and or mental health, The Perfect Medicine is perfect medicine.”
– Athletics Illustrated

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Ottawa Book Award 2022 ? Shortlisted
Imagine a medicine that could make you live longer, healthier, happier, and stronger. What if that medicine was already right at your feet? Running is the miracle drug that can do all this and more ? it is the perfect medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Brodie Ramin has seen cases of diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety, which he has traced back to inactivity. Now more than ever, people are looking for inspiration and motivation to get fit, change their lives, and improve their overall wellness. In The Perfect Medicine, Dr. Ramin shares with us his discovery that we already have the perfect medicine to treat and prevent these common illnesses and improve our health: running. However, too few people are taking the right dose or using it at all.

The Perfect Medicine explores the science of running and exercise and provides advice on how to maximize its benefits and be your best self. After rediscovering the joy of running in his early thirties, Dr. Ramin became fascinated by the activity. This book takes the reader on a personal journey of discovery, traces the evolution of running, shares strategies to get fit and run faster, and shows how exercise can even help people recover from addiction and mental health conditions.
  • A doctor shares concrete facts and inspiring examples of how running can transform your life and health
  • Nearly one third of the world’s population do not engage in sufficient exercise to maintain proper health
  • As a doctor, the author sees daily cases of diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety that trace back to inactivity and disconnection with nature
  • Author is an addictions physician, experienced speaker, and author of The Age of Fentanyl: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

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Details

Dimensions:

216 Pages
9in * 6in * 1in
360gr

Published:

August 10, 2021

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Dundurn Press

ISBN:

9781459748200

Book Subjects:

HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise / General

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Language:

eng

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