Spark The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-10
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

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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.

Author Biography

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 Connectionp. 3
Welcome to the Revolution: A Case Study on Exercise and the Brainp. 9
Learning: Grow Your Brain Cellsp. 35
Stress: The Greatest Challengep. 57
Anxiety: Nothing to Panic Aboutp. 85
Depression: Move Your Moodp. 113
Attention Deficit: Running from Distractionp. 141
Addiction: Reclaiming the Biology of Self-Controlp. 167
Hormonal Changes: The Impact on Women's Brain Healthp. 191
Aging: The Wise Wayp. 217
The Regimen: Build Your Brainp. 245
Afterword: Fanning the Flamesp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 271
Glossaryp. 275
Indexp. 283
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