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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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Making the Connection||p. 3|
|Welcome to the Revolution: A Case Study on Exercise and the Brain||p. 9|
|Learning: Grow Your Brain Cells||p. 35|
|Stress: The Greatest Challenge||p. 57|
|Anxiety: Nothing to Panic About||p. 85|
|Depression: Move Your Mood||p. 113|
|Attention Deficit: Running from Distraction||p. 141|
|Addiction: Reclaiming the Biology of Self-Control||p. 167|
|Hormonal Changes: The Impact on Women's Brain Health||p. 191|
|Aging: The Wise Way||p. 217|
|The Regimen: Build Your Brain||p. 245|
|Afterword: Fanning the Flames||p. 269|
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