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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain Paperback – 1 January 2013

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"At last a book that explains to me why I feel so much better if I run in the morning!"--Dr. Susan M. Love, author of Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book and Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

"Ratey has culled the latest science and found that a regular workout can help build a better, faster brain."--USA Today

"SPARK is mercifully short on Ivy League med-school-speak. And it may just spell the end of all dumb-jock jokes."--Outside Magazine

"This is my self-help book for the season."--Houston Chronicle

"Bravo! An extremely important book. What Cooper did decades ago for exercise and the heart, Ratey does in SPARK for exercise and the brain. An utterly convincing and brilliantly documented ground-breaking work...So, get moving! Your brain will thank you and repay you many times over."--Edward Hallowell, M.D., The Hallowell Centers

"I enthusiastically recommend this book...If your goal is to live a long and healthy life to the fullest then Spark should be required reading."--Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., "Father of Aerobics"

"SPARK is just what we need. In mental health, exercise is a growth stock and Ratey is our best broker."--Ken Duckworth, M.D., Medical Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness

"This book is a real turning point that explains something I've been trying to figure out for years. Exercise is not simply necessary, as Dr. Ratey clearly shows, it's medicine."--Greg LeMond, three-time winner of the Tour de France

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John Ratey, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, including Spark, Driven to Distraction, and A User's Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Spark; Reprint edition (1 January 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316113514
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316113519
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.84 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
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