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Publisher Description

A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD.

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 J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a 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. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run---or, for that matter, simply the way you think

January 10
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

News junky 5 ,

Spark definitely inspires

Ratey's book is well-written and informative. He balances a nice tone of story-telling with facts and science. I recommend this book to all Educators who need to see the role of regular exercise within any good school program.

Miguelg1 ,

Excellent Source of good Information.

I found this book very valuable. It has been very helpful for my health improvement. I am going to search for more books of this awesome author.

Keeps improving ,

If you move, it mends

This book is an excellent overview of the benefits of exercise on any number or brain functions, not just improving learning. Anything controlled by the brain can be influenced by exercise, as evidenced from this book.

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