Yes. Factual information can be life transformative to someone depressed, anxious, mal nourished, or who struggles with addictive behavior. To someone already in a regular exercise routine it is supportive, informative, and motivational. I think most people could benefit from this information. I wish I knew it when I was younger. It may have saved me from much misery in my life.
His story of kids at a school that included vigorous aerobic exercise in their curriculum. About how they learned better,performed better academically, and had less behavioral issues.
Yes. Clean and well spoke. Good tempo and tone.
The discussion about exercise and depression. I've had a number of personal experiences of dealing with depression when my physical activity decreased. Trying to describe that to friends, relatives, and even doctors was always frustrating. Now I know some of the neuroscience behind what was happening. It justified much of what I've been telling people for years and had to discover the hard way on my own. From this book I have an even clearer perspective on my own condition and how to maintain and improve the quality of my life.
To those who don't like exercise. The author discusses how it is true that some people may be genetically predisposed to not "like" exercise. However, he told story after story of when "those" people tried aerobic exercise it was life transforming for them. Angry people becoming calm, anxious people becoming confident, unfocused people becoming focused. Almost biblical healing kind of stuff. If only so many more of those people knew how they could help themselves how much happier people would be. This idea was one of the more profound this book has to offer.
The book is research based, meaning that the author throughout the book reference researches that backs what he explains. This explains how to improve how aging and also talk about the menopause and how exercise helps in with this. This book motivated me and my girlfriend to get back on doing exercise, because it provided an understanding of what is happening in our body and brain when we exercise, thus letting us know that we have control in how we feel and age. Also it explains how to promote your body to produce more Human Growth Hormones. By applying the concepts discuss in this book you can greatly improve your brain capabilities.
Excellent book recommend to everyone to listen.
This is the most important book you will never read! The research and its conclusions are mind blowing. If you just read the first couple of chapters you will start to move. Throughout the book the author repeatedly demonstrates that exercise is the best way to improve your life experience. This book could change the planet, if only everyone would read it.
Exercise is medicine.
Just like how food is your body's 'medicine', exercise should be conventionally considered an essential 'medicine' for a healthy body and mind. Good food and regular exercise should be higher up in people's priorities in life to prevent poor health outcomes throughout life.
Ratey has compiled mountains of evidence that have come to light in just the past decade. He is able to form a rock solid argument which I've found to be extremely convincing. From anecdotes to scientific experiments and papers, this book is one of the best laid out and plainly spoken books with a very scientific foundation.
I definitely want to listen to this in one sitting, but I didn't have the time. I never wanted to hit pause though!
I am definitely going to be suggesting this book to many people in the hopes that some or most of them will make positive changes in their life. I've been exercising regularly for over a year now but it's amazing to know exactly what changes occur in your brain during exercise. One of my favorite books, without a doubt.
Yeah, He definiatly new his topcs and was passionate about them
My tax textbook. Seriously that exitcing of a lesson. Totally more a class then a joy read.
SOmething besides the dry facts and how it is important. Not an easy lisener at all
Yeah. Would be a great documentary and would be better a presentation than audio file.
It gave me additional motivation to be fit physically and mentally.
The extent of the connection between exercise and the mind. Wonderful.
Nothing stands out.
The first chapter was great. The hooks you right away.
Overall I think this is a really good book and definitely a beneficial read. The message is simple and clear: 'Exercise is good for the brain', but this is dissected in great detail from numerous angles. I put the book down after a few chapters as it was getting repetitive and a bit too technical for the average person, but I'm glad I picked it up again as some of the case studies detailed in the second half of the book were extremely interesting and really convinced me to introduce additional forms of exercise into my daily routine.
Inspiring and thought provoking! I remember wanting to jog around the entire time I listened to this book. Maybe I should listen to it again to motivate myself in get in shape!
Yes I would. It did tend to go on and on though even though the ideas were interesting You could read half the book and receive the whole message
Shorten the book