The Real Happy Pill
The Real Happy PillAnders Hansen
How exercise and physical activity actually enhances your brain and raises your IQ.
Is there a foolproof way to reduce stress and anxiety while you boost your memory? Raise your IQ even as you slow down the aging process? Become more creative and train your ability to focus at the same time? The answer is simple: Get out there and move!
Modern neuroscience and research has shown that physical exercise has extraordinary effects on our cognition. Physical activity, more so than Sudoku or crossword puzzles, optimizes our mental abilities and health in a way unparalleled by any drug, medication, or food supplement. And exercise doesn’t just enhance your health, energy, mood levels, and cognitive abilities, you will also learn: Why physical training is the best protection against dementia, how children with good fitness can excel in math, and why ’runner’s high’ actually improves both your health and mood.
Anders Hansen is a licensed physician and psychiatric specialist who has become Sweden’s number one expert on mental health and how our brain functions in the modern world. With practical and concrete advice for the lay person on how to reap these benefits, as well as neuroscientific research from the last five years broken down to accessible findings, THE REAL HAPPY PILL urges you to train your body and mind for a whole body upgrade, and start to exercise!
*US edition title; previous working title: BRAIN POWER.
‘This is popular science at its best.’ —Aftonbladet
‘Seldom has a book had such an impact in mass education and women’s health. Anders Hansen has a rare gift to convey science in a easy-to-understand and fun way.’ —Women’s Health
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