Yes. Listening to it was time was well spent, however there was much too much info on the brain's anatomy and not enough on the exercise relationship and how that relationship functions.
Yes. The info on the brain, to me, was agonizingly thorough, or seemed so, however the first chapter alone was worth the price of the book.
Dixon did an excellent job of reading.
You bet . . . to get off my butt more!
This was a good value, in spite of my criticism. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in the topic. I think we will be seeing much more on the intellect/brain function relationship in the near future.
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
Is a MUST for educators... This knowledge must spread ASAP in order to simply make some changes on the curricula for the good of students and teachers!
I'm an educator, as well as someone who has struggled with many of the emotional imbalances that Dr. Ratey talks about in his book. It was so exciting to hear all the scientific evidence that he has gathered on this topic. If you are someone who finds logical arguments very motivating, but have always had trouble convincing yourself to sacrifice time in your busy schedule for exercise, you need to listen to this book. I have already recommended it to 3 of my closest friends. It will change the way you think about learning, medicine, and happiness.
A fun book with a most intriguing title. I have always been interested in the body/mind connection, and found this book to have a certain spark to it!!
I loved every second of this book. I am a teacher, I gave it to the phys. ed. teacher.If people actually applied this to their lives it would kill the pharmaceutical industry.
The research behind the benefits of exercise.
Great book I have shared with my patients to help them get motivated to exercise regularly.
The creative type.
This book is powerful and inspiring. The information is presented scientifically with very understandable examples and facts. You many need to learn a few new medical terms but at the end of the book you'll have a new outlook on exercise and be inspired to do something about it. If you're looking for a personal trainer approach to this subject, you've got the wrong book. But, if you're looking for a fact filled tour through the brain and how exercise enhances your brain, you've got the best book out there.
I was on a
Run forest, run.
I was born in a cold, gray mining town in northern Minnesota, and a lot has happened since....
I just finished Spark for the 4th time: inspiration, education and motivation wrapped up into one well read, well presented book. The mix of science and anticdote is nearly flawless, the writing is sharp, and the reader is terrific. I am insisting that my wife, my children and my friends get this audio book and follow the simple advice and heed the profound lessons. The research is extensive and presented in a lively, compelling way.
I've long believed that many of the health issues hampering our nation are behaviorial problems rather than true medical issues, and here is evidence that exercise can avoid, lessen or cure many, many of our ills.