John Ratey in the News

“Exercise is like taking a little bit of Ritalin and a little bit of Prozac.”
The Magic PillWBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, Fall 2016

“The body was designed to be pushed, and when we push our bodies, we push our brains, too,”
ADDitude, November 30, 2016

“Activities that engage the brain and increase blood flow to the brain make all measures of attention better … ”
Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2016

“Ratey is especially a fan of walking with no purpose. He says that’s when the brain can pick up more information and walking can allow one’s thoughts to come and go in a way they don’t when a person is focusing on something specific.”
–”Why Walking Matters,” Here and Now, WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, May 19, 2014

“Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning …”
–”7 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Exercise,” U.S. News and World Report, March 7, 2102