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Spark : the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain

Author: John J Ratey; Eric Hagerman
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book explores 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. The latest research shows that for your brain to function at its peak, your body needs to move. Here the author, physician demonstrates exactly how and why physical activity is crucial to the way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Ratey; Eric Hagerman
ISBN: 9780316113502 0316113506 9780316113519 0316113514
OCLC Number: 154694455
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 --
Fanning the flames.
Responsibility: John J. Ratey, MD ; with Eric Hagerman.
Local System Bib Number:
005821424

Abstract:

This book explores 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. The latest research shows that for your brain to function at its peak, your body needs to move. Here the author, physician demonstrates exactly how and why physical activity is crucial to the way you think and feel. He explains how aerobic exercise prepares your brain to learn, improves mood and attention, lowers stress and anxiety, helps stave off addiction, controls the sometimes tumultuous effects of hormonal changes, and guards against and even reverses some of the effects of aging on the brain.
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