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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

JOHN RATEY HITS IT OUT-OF-THE-PARK WITH SPARK ! !

Spark is a luminous and visionary book. John Ratey and Eric Hagerman have done a terrific job of bringing the neuroscience of exercise and the brain to the mainstream in an intelligent, inspiring and practical book. Once I started reading Spark, I couldn't put it do...
Spark is a luminous and visionary book. John Ratey and Eric Hagerman have done a terrific job of bringing the neuroscience of exercise and the brain to the mainstream in an intelligent, inspiring and practical book. Once I started reading Spark, I couldn't put it down. The writing is smart, effortless and heartfelt. John Ratey is on a crusade to spread the message that exercise can transform people's lives from the inside out--and he presents this case convincingly. His enthusiasm is contagious. Spark will definitely persuade and motivate readers from all walks of life to make exercise something that they seek most days of the week. Spark is packed with tons of really valuable scientific information and case studies, but it is never a heavy read. Ratey mixes in personal anecdotes, other people's experiences and practical advice to bring the pages to life. He also manages to maintain a friendly and down-to-earth voice even when discussing potentially mind-numbingly dry neuroscience. His conversational, upbeat tone keeps the eyes from glazing over and the pages turning...The science in this book is thorough and cutting-edge without ever being stodgy or overly complicated. Huge thanks to John Ratey and Eric Hagerman for this timely, accessible and inspiring contribution to the field of Exercise and the Brain. Reading Spark will improve your life. I highly recommend this book. Christopher Bergland

posted by Anonymous on March 3, 2008

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

another magic bullet

Exercise is pretty good and often missing in American lifestyle. However, I became skeptical when exercise was the magic bullet that solved almost all problems. A huge gap in the book is a discussion of the exercise injuries.

posted by 1136363 on July 18, 2009

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