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Your Brain on Exercise


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Part I: The High Cost of Exercise

1. Learning From The Biggest Loser
2. The Devil Is in the Details
3. A Long Time Ago
4. Making Energy for Exercise
5. Exercise Requires Eating and Breathing
6. It's Not Good to be a Male

Part II: Your Brain on Exercise

7. BDNF: Much ado about something?
8. Muscle Signals to Your Brain
9. The Paradox Molecule
10. A Few Facts About Your Brain
11. How Your Brain Responds to Exercise
12. Exercise for the Depressed Brain
13. Exercise for the Child's Brain
14. Exercise for the Chemo Brain
15. Exercise and Pain
16. Exercise for the Injured Brain
17. Diet and Exercise Following Brain Injury
18. Exercising the Older Brain

Part III: Why Exercise?


About the Author

Dr. Gary Wenk is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of Neuroscience Programs at the Ohio State University. He is an internationally recognized research investigator of age-related brain disorders, an award-winning educator, and author of more than 300 research articles and chapters. He has served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University and was the Director of the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and
Biological Basis of Behavior Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wenk was elected a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished contributions
in the field of neuropharmacology, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuroinflammatory processes. He has been interviewed about his work by Dr. Oz, NPR, WBZ, WJR, CBS, ABC, and CNN, and he currently serves on the State of Ohio Governor's Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.


This book is written so as to lead the undergraduate reader easily from one topic to the next, demonstrating that the author's main intent is to foster understanding. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates. Graduate students. General readers.
*A. H. Goldfarb, CHOICE*

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