Author(s): Dr John J. Ratey
We all know that exercise is good for the body. But did you know that it can transform your mind? This new scientific revolution will teach you how to boost brain cells, protect yourself against mental illness and dementia, and ensure success in exams and the workplace. Follow the SPARK! training regimen and build your brain to its peak performance. This book will change the way you think about exercise - and, for that matter, the way you think.
Forget fish oil and sudoku - it's exercise that makes you brainier ... This book is the first time scientific evidence from all over the world has been pulled together to show that the fitter you are, the better your brain works' Daily Mail. If exercise came in pill form, it would be plastered across the front page, hailed as the blockbuster drug of the century. So what you waiting for? Get moving!' Focus Magazine.
Dr John J. Ratey is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Eric Hagerman is a former senior editor at Popular Science and Outside magazines. He lives in New Jersey.
Introduction: Making the Connection. Welcome to the Revolution: A Case Study on Exercise and the Brain. Learning: Grow Your Brain Cells. Stress: The Greatest Challenge. Anxiety: Nothing to Panic About. Depression: Move Your Mood. Attention Deficit: Running from Distraction. Addiction: Reclaiming the Biology of Self-Control. Hormonal Changes: The Impact on Women's Brain Health. Aging: The Wise Way. The Regimen: Build Your Brain. Afterword: Fanning the Flames. Acknowledgments. Glossary. Index.