Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Spark shows readers that aerobic exercise – getting the heart pumping and the sweat pouring – can help to remodel the brain in a healthier way, using the physiological responses from physical exertion to boost mood, improve focus, and improve overall health.

Through a lively discussion of multiple case studies and large-scale clinical trials, readers learn about the nitty gritty aspects of exactly what exercise does to the brain and how neurotransmitters and even the structure of the brain itself, are affected by vigorous exercise. John J. Ratey, MD, suggests that frequent physical activity can actually help to protect the brain from long-term issues, such as depression, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s, while also minimizing the brain fog effects of menopause and reducing aggression.

About the Author

Dr. John J. Ratey teaches in the psychiatry department at the Harvard School of Medicine and runs a private clinical psychiatry practice. John J. Ratey, MD, has published multiple books that seek to educate readers about psychological and psychiatric well being and help them live lives that optimize both physical and mental health.