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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It will change forever the way you think about your morning runor, for that matter, simply the way you think I suspect some bias on the part of the author when choosing which studies to cite informally in the book, but as a student of medicine I can, to a reasonable degree, certify that the science is all sound.

Click here to see the daily rateh that I track. This book could change sparj planet, if only everyone would read it. Hardcoverpages. With these two means, man can attain perfection. 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 spxrk three days of interval training. This book tells us how to avoid bad habits and start exercising. I’m on the primal bandwagon and this book fits right in with that lifestyle and backs it up with science that I don’t understand!

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Author of book John J. What’s particularly interesting is that the relationship between regular activity and the onset of dementia was even more pronounced among those carrying the ApoE4 gene. If you exercise regularly, and the population of insulin receptors increases if sparj is a drop in blood sugar or blood flow, the cell will still be able to squeeze enough glucose out of the bloodstream to keep working. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.


Check out the detailed review: First of all, because Ratey holds running up as the ideal exercise. Even though I’ve read more than one book on neurology, some of the biochemistry in this went over my head.

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Antibodies ratry bacterial and viral infections, and having more T cells make the body more alert to the development of conditions such a s cancer. Sep 15, Cara rated it it was amazing Recommended to Cara by: Maybe that is true.

I’m torn on the number of stars I want to give this book. Exercise helps you learn by making your brain grow. John Ratey, the author, starts the book with a hypothesis that we have developed superior brains because we’re creatures that need to move to find food.

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Nov 08, Jack rated it it was ok. He gives the full story, yet the style is engaging and never obfuscated. Make better decisions …the joyn reported that an entire range of behavior related to self-regulation took a spar, for the better.

But I don’t like the way he did it. He makes his point with study after study, but this certainly could have been a more readable book. It strengthens the cardiovascular system.

Inactivity kills muscles and brain.

Ratey emphasizes that exercising is not for your body but for your mind. One of the most important things I learned from this book is how intimately our mind and body are connected and in order to function properly, we need to create an environment where everything is in balance.

I suspect some bias on the part of the author when choosing which studies to cite informally in spari book, but as a student of medicine I …more Legitimate. Single guy without a girlfriend. He then details how exercise has benefitted particular subgroups, such as those with ADHD or depression, pregnant women, and the elderly.

Population studies bear this out: Still, although the main logic is the same across all chapters, each one adds at raatey one important aspect or nuance to the subject.


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 is the most important spari you will never read!

Finally, exercise can to some extent counteract vascular damage. That is the message from this book. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute conducted a nine-year study of 1, people over age seventy-five. And six months later, I’m still convinced and still exercising I have a very athletic husband, who is the epitome of healthy living, as an example in front of me every day; I’ve read tons of articles about the benefits of exercise, and have known for practically my whole life the importance of getting my body moving.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m not sure how good their references are, but both authors cite the research they use to prove their points.

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Modern science has been able to learn much about how the brain works, and has even tracked rateey i. Comes out to about words, which is closer to 3 pages, but oh well: Those who are physically active, for instance, have a 50 percent lower chance of developing colon cancer.

In Spark, John Ratey explains why the benefits of exercise to the heart, lungs, and muscles, are secondary to the benefits of exercise to the brain. Return to Book Page. These inroads expand the vascular network, bringing each area of the brain that much closer to a lifeline and creating redundant circulation routes that protect against future blockages.