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
The scientific data that he backed up some of his claims with, some of which was biological science, but most was behavioral.
Not very impressed, there are gaps to his whole speil. I guess it's hard to get behind this as being the "only way to be" kinda mantra that he seems to convey throughout the book without wondering when is he going to address the silly question like "what about all the brilliant people who do little to no physically excercise on a regular basis yet enjoy emotional fullfilment as well as maintain high IQ's." My go to thoughts kept bringing me back to Stephen Hawkings.
Nothing, was good.
As a dedicated runner and coach, I especially loved the insight and in-depth information regarding the effects of physical exertion on the brain. Through my own experience I have found that running improves reasoning ability and helps in problem solving, now I understand why. This is a must read for anyone interested in athletics of fitness and it's impact on mental function.
It's impossible to pick just one...the whole book is memorable!!
Run for a better brain,
I loved it and hope to find more books like this on Audible!!
yes, I will listen over and over because so much information is presented, you can't absorb it in one sitting.
I've always known that exercise improves your physical wellbeing and appearance, but I had no idea how much it impacts your mental wellbeing. Every parent or educator should get this information. I don't think it is a coincidence that we are experiencing increased depression at the the same time that Americans are more out of shape than ever. The book presents overwhelming evidence that many conditions - anxiety, depression, addiction, even ADD - can be improved with exercise. What I liked best is that the author provides information on the chemical changes that occur in the brain with exercise.
Get this - it will improve your life.
Just loved this audio book. After listening, I just couldn't wait to start my exercise regimen. Very motivating and informative. Narration was superb too. Truly a life changing book and highly recommended.
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This entire book could have been summed up in a short narrative. If you suffer from ADD - then this book might have had more meaning.
Was looking for exercise motivation. It definitely provided me with that. I really wish the chapters were divided up by the real chapters (so i could skip the pregnancy chapter). Instead, Audible broke it up randomly. Other than that, worth the listen.
I listened as I did my1 hour walk - a perfect combo to keep me commited to my exercise regime
Emotional Intelligence. I learned so much about the brain from each, and how to use my brain to my advantage, not let the brain and emotions use me.
No "scenes" per se. A nice blend of science, true life examples, the history of discoveries, and the roundabout way in which those discoveries are often "stumbled upon".
Persuaded me on yet another level, on the value of keeping active.