Say something about yourself!
Exercise is good for the brain. The idea is important. But the author spends too much time citing studies and no enough creating an exercise program that can be applied.
In case you are like me, and you just basically like to exercise a bit; this book gives the added spark to really go for it! Amazing amount of information delivered. A whole new
perspective on how truly built to move our bodies, and minds are!
Good facts about nutrition and exercise, but very boring to listen to. I started out enjoying this audio book, but then it just couldn't hold my attention.
Makes a really good case for exercise for what ails you, with lots of up to date information. Fun listening worth the time. Is accessible without being condescending. worth listening and keeping
If only more people knew about the truths espoused in this book life would be less stressful. But unfortunately its easier to push people into buying more drugs to deal with certain issues that exercise can alleviate. Trust me read it. Its worth the money. I am a New York City school teacher and I know stress.
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Spark is very powerful book and it helped me a lot to improve on my daily schedule and healthy life style. My candidate for the best book of the year, highly recommended!
Ratey does a great job reviewing the literature and showing the immense evidence for the powerof exercise. He is careful to represent research findings accurately. The research presented in this book has helped me and several friends begin, or become consistent, in their own exercise program. It's not motivational hype. It just delineates the benefits so clearly it is easier to want to make a commitment to exercise for its own sake. Great read!
I listen to this book while I exercise. It is good inspiration during a workout. The theory and studies seems to make perfect sense.
I simply can't stop talking about this book. It really changed the way I think about the link between my brain and my body. Ah ha! They are one and the same! Such a simple concept but one that we somehow do not believe. The science behind how exercise can make you smarter and happier. Although I have to admit that some of the science might be more speculation at this point. You definitely have to put on your thinking cap to determine how much weight to give these theories.
Get your PHD out...you'll need it...
I liked the book thats why I gave it a 3...it does have good information.
I found it way too technical for the average Joe...that would be me!!! :)
I'm not disappointed I bought it...excellent narrator