Healthy Brain, Happy Life

Healthy Brain, Happy Life

A Personal Program to Activate your Brain and Do Everything Better

Book - 2015
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A guide to improving overall health and outlook shares neuroscientific facts about the relationship between the brain and exercise, outlining practical steps for engaging the mind, improving memory, and increasing learning capacity.

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A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide—a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities.

Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown.

That’s when to celebrate her birthday, she booked an adventure trip that forced her to wake up to a startling reality: despite her professional success, she was overweight, lonely, and tired and knew that her life had to change.  Wendy started simply—by going to an exercise class. Eventually, she noticed an improvement in her memory, her energy levels, and her ability to work quickly and move from task to task easily. Not only did Wendy begin to get fit, but she also became sharper, had more energy, and her memory improved.  Being a neuroscientist, she wanted to know why.

What she learned transformed her body and her life. Now, it can transform yours.

Wendy discovered that there is a biological connection between exercise, mindfulness, and action. With exercise, your body feels more alive and your brain actually performs better.  Yes—you can make yourself smarter. In this fascinating book, Suzuki makes neuroscience easy to understand, interweaving her personal story with groundbreaking research, and offering practical, short exercises—4 minute Brain Hacks—to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently.

Taking us on an amazing journey inside the brain as never before, Suzuki helps us unlock the keys to neuroplasticity that can change our brains, or bodies, and, ultimately, our lives.



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An uplifting guide to improving overall health and outlook shares neuroscientific facts about the relationship between the brain and exercise, outlining practical steps for engaging the mind, improving memory and increasing learning capacity. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dey Street, c2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062366788
Branch Call Number: 612.82 SUZ
Characteristics: viii, 306 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fitzpatrick, Billie

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ronlan
Jun 25, 2016

It is a personal account indeed: you are told her every feeling, you go with her on dates.... too much "Let me tell you about me". It does have discussion of the brain, but at simple level (OPL has other good books), and exercises, but of routine types (like repeating I am wonderful to bolster confidence). Fits okay among the many self-help books.

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lilypad_1
Jul 27, 2015

Easy to understand neuroscience? Yes, with Wendy Suzuki. She gives easy tasks to get brain working at it's max. She also helped me to understand why. The synopsis at the end of the chapters are great. Highly recommend.

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