Posted on March 27, 2019


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.

Author: Gujar Taum
Country: French Guiana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 14 January 2007
Pages: 461
PDF File Size: 20.43 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.69 Mb
ISBN: 892-2-79226-782-2
Downloads: 24259
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mebei

To my surprise, it’s really a pleasure to read the whole book. As well as keeping their energy levels higher, improving their mood, and helping with their mental acuity. Make better decisions …the jjohn reported that an entire range of behavior related to self-regulation took a turn for jphn better.

I wou My friend recommended this to me as good solid research for how exercise improves your brain. Exercise seems to be more than just not harmful, though.

John Ratey

An extremely important book. Ratey takes a fascinating look at the relationship between exercise and brain function.

Every single one of these conditions can be massively improved through exercise. No trivia or quizzes yet. Best of all, the receptors stay there, which means the newfound efficiency gets built in. If you just read the first couple of chapters you will start to move. The author cites numerous studies, experiments, and research done along with the examples from the life of his patients to present the spaek findings with a detailed explanation.

It strengthens the cardiovascular system. Definitely recommend this book! Filled with amazing case studies such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19, kids first in the world of science test scoresSPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain.


Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And six months later, I’m still convinced and still exercising The explanation of the stress response really brought together and cleared up a few other things I had read about how stress affects your body. But exercise also helps the average person reduce normal feelings of anxiousness. It also helps the production of hormones such as serotonin and norepinephrine that regulate mood. Women reach peak bone mass at around thirty, and after that they lose about 1 percent a year until menopause, when the pace doubles.

Studies show that by adding physical activity to our lives, we become more socially active—it boosts our confidence and provides an opportunity to meet people.

Looking for beautiful books?

This spqrk could change the planet, if only everyone would read it. Exercise particularly affects our executive function – planning, organization, initiate or delay a response, consequence evaluation, learning from mistake, maintain the focus, working memory and it helps us to access the front part of the brain prefrontal cortex – both right and left and increases the learning ability.

I won’t get into specifics, but the results are startling, if true, and make the elimination of PE classes from cash-strapped schools even more of an atrocity. Improve focus Paradoxically, one of the best treatment strategies for ADHD involves establishing extremely rigid structure. To be fair, I skimmed this eatey for joh that were relevant to me. At sprk point Ratey gives a hagiographic description of a man who’s an expert marathoner. Return to Book Page. One study showed that people who eat fish once a week slow the yearly rate of cognitive decline by 10 percent.

S Department of Energy that tracked two groups of nuclear shipyard workers. Despite discussing some unfamiliar neurochemical names, the narr This book spells out the variety of positive effects that exercise has on a person’s brain. Aside from their role in helping neurons bind and sparrk neurogenesis, they trigger a molecular chain reaction that produces endothelial cells, which make up the inner lining of blood vessels and thus are important for building new ones.


The road to successful aging really begins with desire, because without the desire to stay engaged and active ad alive, people quickly fall into the death trap of being sedentary and solitary. Spark ratwy 7 Mar 05, This book tells us how to avoid bad habits and start exercising.

I think the book would have been improved had it had an introductory chapter that showed the hard science, then focused on case studies, for example, only making passing references to the science chapter as needed. Your brain will thank you and repay you many times over. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together.

Welcome to John Ratey M.D. Cambridge, MA

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.

What stuck out to me the very most is the author’s recommendation for certain sports for kids with ADHD. Well, ‘Spark’ dives deeper and attempts to find out the effect of exercise on the brain.