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Quote #9 John J. Ratey on Exercise

“Exercise is not an instant cure, but you need to get your brain working again, and if you move your body your brain won’t have any choice.”
― John J. Ratey


Say It Ain’t So

I had an extraordinary weekend without doing anything extraordinary. It started off like any other weekend – I woke up, stretched, wiped the sleep from my eyes and lingered in bed, staring at the ceiling making a mental list of all the checkmarks I needed to collect before I crawled back in at the end of the day. 318 more words

The Start Here Diet

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John J. Ratey

Short review:

Buy this book, borrow if from the library or a friend, download it illegally… Whatever, but grab a copy and read it immediately. 592 more words


12 Mental Benefits of Exercise - Infographic

I feel very strongly about the idea that the brain benefits from exercise. I think the benefits to the brain are totally overlooked by most fitness writers when, in fact, they may be the most important. 55 more words


Currently Reading: A User's Guide to the Brain

In the past few weeks, I started reading a few books only to leave them for other books. Achieving my 2014 extended target (set at… 332 more words


go wild-john j. ratty, md and richard manning

free your body and mind from the afflictions of civilization

“Someone once argued that there is no choice about whether to train your dog. You either train your dog or your dog trains you. 613 more words

Like_minded Folks

Routing Out of the Rut

Routing Out of the Rut

Routines have value, as they can protect good habits and their associated benefits. However, sometimes schedules get disrupted, and it is like battling ocean tides to pull effective practices back in line. 1,399 more words