Title: Shrink on the Move, Always Moving

Web: johnratey.com, sparkinglife.org

Favorite Books:
Driven To Distraction, with Edward Hallowell;
A User’s Guide To The Brain;
Human 1.0 with Richard Manning 2014

Quote: “It’s time to put Childish Things Aside.  Time to get serious about Play and Exercise.”

My Story:   John J Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Research Synthesizer, Speaker, and Author. He has published 60 peer reviewed articles on the topics of Aggression, Autism, ADHD, and other issues in neuropsychiatry.  Dr. Ratey has authored A User’s Guide to the Brain(2000) and co-authored Shadow Syndromes(1997) with Catherine Johnson, PhD. From 1994 to 2005  he co-authored Driven to Distraction(1994), Answers to Distraction  (1995) and Delivered from Distraction (2005) with Edward Hallowell, MD, all published by Pantheon/Random House.   Additionally, he has edited several books including The Neuropsychiatry of Personality Disorders (1994), published by Blackwell Scientific.

Most recently, Dr Ratey has penned, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain published by Little Brown. In Spark, Dr. Ratey guides the reader to an understanding of neurobiology and inspires the reader to reach for their potential, and embrace exercise that is crucial for the brain and body to operate at peak performance.

Each year since 1995, Dr. Ratey has been selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America.  He is Reebok’s Ambassador for Active Kids and Advisor to the California Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Sport.

Spark is fueling a movement to re-engineer school practices and medical recommendations to establish curriculum, lifestyles and corporate practices based on scientific principles.   Providing the scientific foundation and research data, Dr Ratey has been drafted into the groundswell of those whose mission it is to revitalize schools, combat the obesity crisis, stave off the encroaching epidemic of Sedentarism, by returning to evolutionary principles of physical exercise and proper diet.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, released in 2008, is the culmination of years of experience with the brain body connection, new research data, and the synthesis of biological sciences. Spark is revolutionizing how we see the human species. A call to return to our evolutionary roots; to get in sync with our metabolic design honed through eons of survival to optimize mental and physical health. Dr. Ratey is the spark that will set your old paradigms on fire, which will clear your mind to see a new vision for mankind, and inflame a passion of commitment to create a healthy future for our posterity.

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