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.
Stumbled upon audio books a little while ago and I enjoy them now. I mostly listen to books related to science, Buddhism, and some fantasy.
I enjoyed listening to this book. First, the narrator was a good choice. Second, the material presented was well researched and presented. The author & narrator manage to keep your interest even while laying out the groundwork on which they build from. The first few hours from many books of this type are a struggle to listen to, not this one.
The book is part instructive, and part inspirational which creates a good combination to actually MAKE you want go out and workout to see the benefits for yourself!
One of my best audiobook purchases.
This book is fascinating, and so inspiring!
Some of the later chapters begin to feel a little niche-market, but a great read. It will definitely make you want to take up running!
YES and Already have to hundreds of people
The relationship between health and fitness and the dynamics of mental development and brain health . Also psychological benefits of exercise
But this is MUCH more than mere health or exercise book . Much more
He has a very subtle but effective manner to timbre a manner of bringing out salient points without any seeming effort
During a day of activity while working and driving - no focus needed initially
yes in one day for me.
This book is much more than what it seems
I have been searching for others like it for a LONG time and there is sill -at this point -nothing like it
I wish this was a trend .. We cannot get enough of books like this . It has no boring points no bad issues . And yes all schools and corporate offices and hospitals amd retirement homes and colleges need to use this as standard fare for staff and patients..
Please catagaorize anynother books whose content is similar . And Mr Ratey please write a sequel!!!!!
Good information on the role of exercise in improving many aspects of one's life. I found myself really motivated to exercise consistently.