Spark

Spark Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 0316138932
Year 2014-05-10
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Little Brown
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"Supercharge your mental circuits to beat stress, sharpen your thinking, lift your mood, boost your memory, and much more"--Cover.

Spark

Spark Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 0316113514
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, that has put the local school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), SPARK is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run.

Go Wild

Go Wild Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 9780316246071
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. Investigating the power of living according to our genes in the areas of diet, exercise, sleep, nature, mindfulness and more, GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.

A User s Guide to the Brain

A User s Guide to the Brain Author John J. Ratey, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780375421792
Year 2001-11-13
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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John Ratey, bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, lucidly explains the human brain’s workings, and paves the way for a better understanding of how the brain affects who we are. Ratey provides insight into the basic structure and chemistry of the brain, and demonstrates how its systems shape our perceptions, emotions, and behavior. By giving us a greater understanding of how the brain responds to the guidance of its user, he provides us with knowledge that can enable us to improve our lives. In A User’s Guide to the Brain, Ratey clearly and succinctly surveys what scientists now know about the brain and how we use it. He looks at the brain as a malleable organ capable of improvement and change, like any muscle, and examines the way specific motor functions might be applied to overcome neural disorders ranging from everyday shyness to autism. Drawing on examples from his practice and from everyday life, Ratey illustrates that the most important lesson we can learn about our brains is how to use them to their maximum potential.

As You Think

As You Think Author James Allen
ISBN-10 1577312848
Year 2010-09-24
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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In 1904, a relatively unknown Englishman named James Allen wrote a little book called As a Man Thinketh. The book has become one of the world’s greatest self-help books — “self-empowerment” is a better term — for it not only reveals to us that the keys to success are within our own minds, it shows us how to use these keys to unlock the greatest fulfillment we can imagine. In this revised edition, author and publisher Marc Allen updates this classic, changing language that has become dated or obsolete, and honing the clarity of the message. He makes As You Think gender inclusive, showing how these principles are truly universal and apply to everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, beliefs, social class, or education. As You Think is a simple yet powerful reminder that “all we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.” We are the masters of our destinies.

The First 20 Minutes

The First 20 Minutes Author Gretchen Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781848315204
Year 2013-01-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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Discover the amazing restorative powers of chocolate milk on tired muscles, how running can actually be good for your knees and how even just 20 minutes of regular exercise can transform your health and well-being. Right now, modern science is revolutionizing the traditional workout. More is known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before, from how (and how much) we should be exercising, to the pros and cons of barefoot running and the effect music can have on a workout. In The First Twenty Minutes New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds has turned the key findings of cutting-edge research into practical, user-friendly advice to help you improve the way you exercise. Whether you are a sprinter or a marathon runner, whether your goal is weight loss or a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers showing you how you can train more efficiently, recover more quickly and reap all the physical and mental benefits of an exercise regime specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

EXUBERANT ANIMAL

EXUBERANT ANIMAL Author FRANK FORENCICH
ISBN-10 1452016410
Year 2006-08-30
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Move to live, live to move! Health and fitness is a bushy, multi-disciplinary practice that includes body, mind, spirit and the creative imagination. Exuberant Animal explores the totality of human health and promotes a truly integrated approach that spans culture, biology, psychology and animal behavior. You’ll discover powerful new ideas for movement and living that will stimulate your vitality, creativity and enthusiasm. “Frank is a superb writer. His voice is clear, accurate and accessible.” Robert Sapolsky "No joy, no gain!–that might well be Frank Forencich's exercise motto. A nation filled with fit, playful hominids fully in touch with their evolutionary heritage is a true pleasure to contemplate." Bill McKibben “I really appreciate Frank’s innovative approach. His method is sophisticated, playful and holistic.” Debbie Armstrong 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist

The New Science of Learning

The New Science of Learning Author Terry Doyle
ISBN-10 9781620360095
Year 2013
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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Explains the latest neurological research in the science of learning, stressing the brain's need for sleep, exercise, and focused attention in its processing of new information and creation of memories.

Shadow Syndromes

Shadow Syndromes Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 0679439684
Year 1997
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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Explains how to identify shadow syndromes, mild forms of serious mental disorders, and their implications, and offers advice on therapeutic options to temper the ailments

Growing Up Brave

Growing Up Brave Author Donna B. Pincus
ISBN-10 9780316200660
Year 2012-08-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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When our children are born, we do everything we can to make sure they have love, food, clothing, and shelter. But despite all this, one in five children today suffers from a diagnosed anxiety disorder, and countless others suffer from anxiety that interferes with critical social, academic, and physical development. Dr. Donna Pincus, nationally recognized childhood anxiety expert, is here to help. In Growing Up Brave, Dr. Pincus helps parents identify and understand anxiety in their children, outlines effective and convenient parenting techniques for reducing anxiety, and shows parents how to promote bravery for long-term confidence. From trouble sleeping and separation anxiety to social anxiety or panic attacks, Growing Up Brave provides an essential toolkit for instilling happiness and confidence for childhood and beyond.

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise

Conquering Depression and Anxiety Through Exercise Author Keith W. Johnsgård
ISBN-10 1591021928
Year 2004
Pages 305
Language en
Publisher Pyr Books
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With depression and unhealthy lifestyles running rampant in America, clinicalpsychologist Johnsgard proposes exercise as a means of improving not just ourphysical well-being but our state of mind.

Keep Your Brain Alive

Keep Your Brain Alive Author Lawrence Katz
ISBN-10 9780761181323
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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Over 40? Getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new things, or remembering that actress’s name without reaching for your smartphone? Neurobics are simple, unique brain exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime. Now, the Neurobics bestseller How to Keep Your Brain Alive is repackaged in a trim, tote-able format that makes it an ideal gift. Based on leading neurobiological research, Keep Your Brain Alive introduces a regimen of mental cross-training—a series of deceptively simple exercises that help stimulate the production of natural growth factors called neurotrophins, which in turn grow brain cells and keep the brain younger and stronger. And nothing so easily stimulates the brain as breaking routines and using the five senses in new and unexpected ways. So if you’re right-handed, wake up tomorrow and brush your teeth with your left hand. Or close your eyes before you get in the car and insert the key into the ignition. Every time you open a new circuit in your brain, it’s like doing a round of mental sit-ups.

Exercising Your Way to Better Mental Health

Exercising Your Way to Better Mental Health Author Larry M. Leith
ISBN-10 1885693095
Year 1998-01-01
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher
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This is the first book of its kind to reveal the link between physical fitness and psychological well-being. Dr. Larry Leith, renowned exercise scientist, shares with the reader how exercise can fight depression, ease stress, and brighten one's mood. The book includes many practical strategies designed to improve the reader's enjoyment of and adherence to an exercise program.

Shadow Syndromes

Shadow Syndromes Author John J. Ratey
ISBN-10 0553379593
Year 1998-06-01
Pages 389
Language en
Publisher Bantam Dell Publishing Group
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Explains how to identify shadow syndromes--mild forms of serious mental disorders--and their implications, and offers advice on therapeutic options to temper the ailments