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Episode 30: The Brain Fitness Connection

Dr. John J. Ratey, MD & Michael Mantell, PhD


In the first half of this two-part episode of 15 Minutes to Wellness, Dr. Mantell and Dr. John Ratey discuss how exercise is the “wonder drug” and is the most powerful tool to optimize our brain functioning. Learn how connection to one another is vital, how it has been lost over the years in our digital world and its importance to health and growth of the brain.

About Dr. John J. Ratey

Dr. John J. Ratey, MD, is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is known as a leading expert in the brain-fitness connection, aggression, autism, ADD-ADHD and other neuropsychiatry topics. First published in 1994, "Driven to Distraction" is still considered the seminal book on ADD-ADHD.

A highly sought after speaker, he has embarked on a world-wide mission to re-engineer schools, corporations and individual lifestyle practices by incorporating exercise to achieve peak performance and optimum mental health. Dr. Ratey has published over 60 articles, written eight books and edited several academic publications.

Dr. Ratey serves as an advisor to the President of Taiwan, The Alberta, Canada legislature and the Utah government. He’s been named Reebok's Ambassador for Active Kids, Advisor to the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness Activity and Sport and Adjunct Professor at Taiwan National Sports University.

Dr. Ratey maintains a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Hosted by Dr. Michael Mantell,
ACE Senior Fitness Consultant
for Behavioral Sciences

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