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.
family tree buff
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.
This is a really inspiring and very up to date read. Great science, superb case studies, and the author clearly explains the science he is discussing. The effects of exercise on your brain will give you great reason to get out and move even if fitness was never your thing. It also talks about the benefits of fitness for everyone, not just young sporty people. Teenagers, office workers, older people and people with mental health issues can all benefit greatly from the work in this book.
It made me run out and enrol in a Cert 3 and 4 in fitness. I want to be part of this very inspiring work.
The title will not disappoint those whos interest is aroused. Very interesting factual with many references to check if you are inclined. This gives the work credibility for me.
I recently experienced an injury that prevented me from working out for a several months. I now can say with certainty that my poor mood from my lack of exercise had a scientific explanation. I have recommended this book to a number of friends and associates. I enjoyed learning how aerobic / heart rate driven exercise can be prescribed for an number of conditions and used as preventative treatment as well. At times I had a hard time following all the acronyms but overall was able to comprehend and discuss the concepts. I read the book at the same time so that helped. I will refer back to this book and send specific sections to friends and family members.
Helps overcome life's challenges using exercise.
everything is applicable to living an unstressed, well focused life
The premise is great and the author really understands the subject but for me it gets way to technical and somewhat repetitive.
Only to people that like to get down to the most minute details.
This book lays out the connection between physical activity and brain development very well. Having acquired a brain injury (the entire reason for opening an Audible account as reading has become a daunting task) I found the material very encouraging. But the book isn't about brain injuries or deficiencies beyond those we impose upon ourselves.
Anyone can benefit from the information in this book if you want to improve brain health and learning ability.