Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

The definitive authority on improving brain function through regular physical activity.


Harvard Medical School professor John Ratey, MD, presents the first comprehensive exploration of how aerobic exercise sparks biological changes to “rewire” the brain, reducing stress, lifting mood, sharpening intellect, and improving overall performance. The 304-page book addresses the neuroscience behind the brain cell connections formed by physical activity, as well as amazing case studies on schools’ performance improvements.

Improve Student Mentality

The book provides you with a variety of ways to help students beat stress, improve their mood, fight memory loss, sharpen their intellect, and function better throughout the day by breaking a sweat and elevating their heart rate. You will be guided through a variety of case studies and examples of how exercise is connected with brain performance.

Mind/Body Connection

Aerobic exercise has been shown to remodel our brains for peak performance just through elevating the heart rate. Included in this book are numerous case studies, such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois that put the school district of 19,000 kids first in science test scores. This demonstrated the importance of fitness and how it relates to the brain.

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