The latest research shows that for your brain to function at its peak, your body needs to move. In Spark, John J. Ratey, MD, demonstrates exactly how and why physical activity is crucial to the way you think and feel.
John Ratey, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, including Driven to Distraction and A User's Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has a private practice. Eric Hagerman is a former editor of Popular Science and Outside. His work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing 2004, Men's Journal, and PLAY.
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
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