Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

by John J. Ratey
with Eric Hagerman

Little, Brown And Company | January 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer''s. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: January 1, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316113514

ISBN - 13: 9780316113519

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Deep insight into the benefits of exercising John Ratey has written a fantastic book on the benefits of and science behind exercising. It tackles the major personal issues we all go through including stress, anxiety and depression; their link to chronic diseases, and the science and the benefits of exercise in alleviating these issues. The story of Dr. Robert Pyles who was diagnosed with cancer and beat it through running is a very compelling story. Keep your highlighter handy!! This book is not a one time read and put away. I find myself going back to it time and again so it serves as a great reference for me.
Date published: 2014-09-22

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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

by John J. Ratey
with Eric Hagerman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: January 1, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316113514

ISBN - 13: 9780316113519

About the Book

The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. Now in paperback, SPARK delivers John J. Ratey, M.D.'s fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain.

From the Publisher

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer''s. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.

About the Author

John Ratey, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, includingDriven to DistractionandA User''s Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has a private practice. Eric Hagerman is a former editor ofPopular ScienceandOutside. His work has been featured inThe Best American Sports Writing 2004,Men''s Journal,andPLAY.

Editorial Reviews

"Ratey has culled the latest science and found that a regular workout can help build a better, faster brain."-USA Today
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