I was bored listening to the monotone delivery. I wouldn't recommend this book. There must be better avenurs to get thos important information.
This book can be summed up like this: exercise, good.
Unless I'm a going to be a doctor, there was far more information than needed for motivating you to exercise if you already do, but it's great for those who are on the fence or not exercising at all.
Ratey parades enough research and case histories before your eyes to make it crystal clear: vigorous exercise is required to keep your brain as well as your body healthy. The alternative is pretty grim unless you are really lucky. As a movie cop once said: So you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk??
Definitely not a book you just listen to once! So much information to absorb! I quite enjoyed this book reading it. But listening to it allowed me to absorb more information. Will listen to it again.
As the New Year has just started, I wanted to give myself some motivation to head to the gym. This book did it for me! It does become a little tedious to listen to, because he sights one study after the other about the benefits of exercise. I had to put the speed on 1.25 just to get through it, but the narrator his self was very good. I would recommend this book for someone who wants/needs it beat into their head to get to the gym consistently & at a level that will make a difference. It's what I needed & I will appreciate the knowledge in this book for years to come.
Worthwhile listen about importance of exercise for everyone, even those not trying to get in shape or lose weight. At times I was so inspired to work out that I had to take the audiobook to the treadmill. My biggest complaint was that the narrator didn't know how to pronounce the names of drugs and biochemicals. A little research before beginning the narration would have improved the quality immensely.
If you are interested in knowing the reasons to exercise this gives a complete different perspective. First chapter might sound boring but then its great.
Reader does great job