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Episode 31: The Brain Fitness Connection (Part 2)

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


In this second session of a two-part podcast, Dr. Mantell and Dr. John Ratey continue their discussion on how exercise can change the body and the brain. The side effects of long-term sitting include increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiac disease, boredom, depression, stress and lack of attention. Learn more about how exercise can be used to combat these issues and how this research can be incorporated into schools and workplace wellness programs.

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.


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ACE Senior Fitness Consultant
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