yes, the book is full of useful information and can truly change the world, only if everyone read it..
the research behind the book.
it made me get off the couch and start moving
Great read, very inspiring. Everyone needs to read this. I will be recommending this for all of my friends and family.
I liked everything except the ending. Maybe I wasn't paying close enough attention but the ending seemed inconclusive. The author provides a compelling case for exercise citing empirical studies and anecdotal evidence. While presenting some neuroscience and chemistry, he keeps the discussion basic and non-coma inducing. The evidence, as provided, makes a compelling case for almost any exercise while not being judgmental or preachy. My only point of contention is the author's near insistence that you need to join a group to be successful at exercise. I would have liked an alternative for us misanthropic curmudgeons.
The recording is well read with appropriate pace and tone.
It had a highly motivating impact on me (to exercise more!)
It's very well written and Walter Dixon does a fantastic job as a narrator.
I liked his approach of looking at the positive impact of exercising from several very different angles.
Walter Dixon is a fantastic narrator!
Great book, I highly recommend it. A wonderful listening. Easy to follow, very interesting content.
All the sitings regarding the links between physical health and mental health are amazing.
For anyone who needs enlightenment on how exercise is paramount to your mental and physical well being; this is the book. Very easy listening. Highly recommended.
This books is sure to give a rush to those who are couch sitters, at least for a short term. the concepts look very much realistic and the explanation is such that motivation to get up from the bed and rush to Gym. Atleast it did for me...and I am sure there may be many more.. An excellent book indeed.
An Aussie audiblian, I joined recently whe I got sick of music and talk back radio. Utterly hooked and trying to re educate myself.
I loved the way this book provided so much fascinating and constructive information on a simple way to to keep our brain in tip top shape.
I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from depression in any form because it provides down to earth statistically proven methods to manage your condition without medication. It is also a must read for parents because it will make them truly aware of how important kids' physical activity is for healthy brain function and to facilitate learning in school. My only negative was that the information is very scientific at times and goes well beyond the scope of popular reference, and more into the realm of medical professional reference. That being said, I just absorbed what I understood and let the rest go, confidant that a second listening will probably have even more meaning for me.
Great insight on the benefits of exercise on mind and body.
I love the science behind how great exercise is
I like the audio book so much I also bought the ebook also!
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.