In his book, SPARK — The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, author John J. Ratey, MD discusses how exercise can “supercharge your mental circuits to beat stress, sharpen your thinking, lift your mood, boost your memory, and much more.” (Special thanks to my friend and colleague, John Garvey, CSCS, for sending me a copy!)
Ratey offers incontrovertible evidence that aerobic exercise actually “physically remodels our brains for peak performance.”
SPARK provides research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from mood disorders to Alzheimer’s to ADHD to addiction.
The author also explores comprehensively the link between exercise and the brain, and a simple, targeted regimen to get your body moving and your mind in peak condition — growing your brain cells and building your brain in the process.
If you have even a passing interest in exercise and fitness, I would highly recommend and encourage you to check out this fascinating book.
Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!