Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      22
    • ISBN:
      9780316113519
    • Accession Number:
      neos.8676319
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RATEY, J. J. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. [s.l: s.n.]. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ratey JJ. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875. Accessed August 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ratey, J. J. (n.d.). Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ratey, John J. 2019. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Accessed August 23. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Ratey, J. J. (no date) Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 23 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ratey, JJ n.d., Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, viewed 23 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ratey, John J. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875. Accessed 23 Aug. 2019.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ratey, John J. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Accessed August 23, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ratey JJ. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain [Internet]. [cited 2019 Aug 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8676319&custid=s3443875

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2007 September #2

Pounding heart? Sweaty limbs? This Harvard Medical School professor (A User's Guide to the Brain) provides proof that exercise makes us smarter. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2007 October #2

Ratey (psychiatry, Harvard Medical Sch.; A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain ) presents much of the hard science documenting how the brain works and how exercise stimulates and strengthens neurochemical brain functions. Ratey aims to "deliver in plain English the inspiring science connecting exercise and the brain and demonstrate how it plays out in the lives of real people." He intersperses some lackluster, brief personal narratives with the latest brain research supporting the thesis that exercise throughout one's life stimulates neurogenesis, or the formation of new brain cells. Exercise, in addition to maintaining muscle tone and cardiovascular health, is thus "simply one of the best treatments we have for most psychiatric problems," helping to beat stress, panic attacks, and anxiety; sharpen intellect and cognitive skills; and combat the effects of aging and such related mental disorders as Alzheimer's. The book is especially useful as a layperson's guide to the brain and its neurochemistry; recommended for consumer health collections. (Glossary not seen.) [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/07.]—James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York

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