Dr. Paul J. Kiell, a psychiatrist who lives in Far Hills, will speak about his book, Exercise and the Mind: The Possibilities for Mind-Body-Spirit Unity (2010), at Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm.
In the book, which is both a literary and scientific look at the notion of "a healthy mind in a healthy body," Dr. Kiell explores the transcendent value of sport and exercise. “My quest is to demonstrate how the exercise habits of philosophers, poets, musicians, artists, writers and statesmen affected their minds and their work,” he writes in the Author’s Note. He believes that exercise improves mood, heightens intellectual faculties, and stimulates creativity, while also decreasing anxiety, fear and anger. Dr. Kiell is also the author of American Miler, a biography of the runner Glenn Cunningham. He is an active masters swimmer, and has participated in marathon running as well as long-distance swimming.
There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at http://www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/ and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.