The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain
Supercharge your mental circuits to beat stress, sharpen your thinking, lift your mood, boost your memory, and much more…
Could aerobic exercise be as effective as anti-depressants, drop by half your risk of dementia, spark new cell growth, and transform our brain for peak performance? The answer is a resounding Yes! You’ll join Dr. John Ratey on a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection and discover startling new research to prove that exercise is the best defense against everything from mood disorders to ADHD to addiction to Alzheimer’s. Learn a simple, targeted regimen to get your body moving and your mind in peak condition.
In Spark, John J. Ratey, MD, takes the listener on a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling new research to prove that aerobic exercise physically transforms our brains for peak performance. He explains that the brain works just as muscles do–growing with use, withering with inactivity–and shows why getting your heart and lungs pumping can mean the difference between a calm, focused mind and a harried, inattentive self.
In a landmark study, a revolutionary fitness program helped put one U.S. school district of 19,000 kids first in the world in science! The evidence is incontrovertible that exercise sparks new brain-cell growth.
Filled with cutting-edge science and amazing case studies, Spark is the first audio book to explore the connection between exercise and the brain. And with a simple, targeted regimen to get your body moving and your mind in peak condition, it will forever change the way you think about your morning run–and, for that matter, the way you think.