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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

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  • Studies even suggest that people who are physically active "have lower rates of and other age-associated neurodegenerative disorders," says Arthur F. Kramer, senior vice provost for research and graduate education at Northeastern University in Boston and an expert on exercise and the brain.

    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

  • In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer’s. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local 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.

    One medical study conducted in on exercise and the brain, noted that running helps to spire on new in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is responsible for memory and learning.

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  • Exercise and the brain go hand in hand, as there is no end to the benefits of exercise. As humans we need to be moving or else we fall victim to a number of diseases. If the majority of your day is spent sitting, your overall health will suffer, as it can lead to

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