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Spark : the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain

by Ratey, John J., 1948-

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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. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: 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
  • Afterword: fanning the flames.