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. Spark by John J Ratey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Best selling author, John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of of ” Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” Dr. Ratey.

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Exercise is a readily available tool which we can utilize to enhance our life. You just got to find the ones ragey suffering for. I was interested in the science behind this idea, and it did motivate me to get off my butt, But I spsrk became bored due to the repetitivness of the information and had to skim the rest.

Mar 01, El rated it really liked it Shelves: Review quote “Ratey has culled the latest science and found that a regular workout can help build a better, faster brain.

This lets one go and read for one self if one finds something interesting or dubious. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Spark 1 7 Mar 05, It elevates your rstey threshold. Citing numerous scientific studies as well as various anecdotal stories, Ratey looks at the benefits of exercise relative to learning, stress, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, hormonal changes, and aging. To ask other readers questions about Sparkplease sign up. Looking for beautiful books?

Listening to the miracle of feel good hormones and neurotransmitters that fire during exercise gave me the intellectual understanding of exercise I needed to help motivate me to be consistent in my fitness schedule. Exercise increases levels of insullin-like growth factor IGF-1which regulates insulin in the body and improves synaptic plasticity in the brain.

Check out the detailed review: The latest studies have revealed 1 Exercise helps produce the chemicals in the brain that grow new neurons in the brain, increasing our learning aptitude.

Despite discussing some unfamiliar neurochemical names, the narrative remains very accessible to the layperson. The thing is that I am already quite sporty and I understand the importance of getting to the gym at least 3 times a week yes, that often. This probably helps to spread the word along the medical world, which is very important as well.


Where’s the nearest gym? But that’s the problem: Population studies bear this out: View all 3 comments.

Exercise is one of the few ways to counter the process of aging because it slows down the natural decline of the stress threshold. Sparrk is the best saprk I’ve r Totally fascinating so spqrk. I’m not sure how good their references are, but both authors cite the research they use to prove their points. Aug 03, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: The first chapter is the most engaging, where he shows how a few rogue school systems boosted test scores and lo As a gym teacher, I am all about movement.

As we age, insulin levels drop; and glucose has a harder time getting into the cells to fuel them. THE LIFE LIST Much of the public discourse on aging focuses on baby boomers becoming senior citizens and the belief that their vast numbers will take an unprecedented toll on the health care system, in the form of dementia and other costly health problems.

John Ratey

fatey Hit the weights or resistance machines twice a week, doing three sets of your exercises at weights that allows you to do ten to fifteen repetitions in each set. I Exercise is good for the brain. The bad news, his “ideal” amount of exercise is 45 minutes to an hour of “high” exertion where jogging is “moderate” and walking is “mild” every day, along with two or three datey of interval training.

More neurotransmitters, neurotrophins, and connectivity shore up the hippocampus against the atrophy associated with depression and anxiety. Find me on Twitter kgao.

Is this book just establishes the fact that exercising is good for the brain, or are there some more info such as tips on exercising and such?

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The positive consequences mentioned in the book are all really visible to anyone after a few weeks or months of training. When everything is balanced, insulin works against the buildup of amyloid plaque, but too much encourages the buildup, as well as inflammation, damaging surrounding neurons. As a slow and uncoordinated athlete he he I embrace that concept!!


Still, although the main logic is the same across all chapters, each one adds at least one important aspect or nuance to the subject.

I’ve decided to include in this review more than the usual amount of excerpts from the book for my future reference. I’m actually very serious: Even women in their nineties can improve their strength and prevent this heartbreaking disease.

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It literally makes your brain a higher functioning organ, which makes your self a better self. My friend recommended this to me as good solid research for how exercise improves your brain.

Comes out to about words, which is closer to 3 pages, but oh well: Nov sparl, Roma Jones rated it liked it. I wonder if their brains knew something I didn’t? But I like my brain Dec 28, Nicole rated it liked it. Focus on these abilities twice a week for thirty minutes sparrk so. While the book can be a little tedious with all of the biochemistry, it is definitely worth taking time to read and I would recommend it for everyone.

Because of my age I have particular interest in quotations from the book regarding issues related to aging. When authors use research jon support their claims, but then are vague about their sources, it makes me very uncomfortable, especially when I can compare it to other books where the authors make a much better raty to give their ideas credibility, even in the field of pop-science.

The author covers, not only the brain physiology of exercise in relation to aging, depression, anxiety Oh my god.