This book was very thought provoking, and made me want to start exercising more (and get my grandchildren out more). But it basically says to stay mentally and physically active (mostly physically). It starts off very boring with how your brain works and neurons and neurotransmitters and synapses and such. Then it tells you that you have to exercise, and all through your life you are building these neurotransmitters. You have to challenge yourself with new stuff. But we all know we should exercise. We just don't. But it makes you smarter, he says, and can prevent Alzheimer's. The good thing is you may not have exercised for the last 10 years (or 20-40 years) and you can start now. I really think that it has encouraged me to want to exercise more, even if walking. But even there, he says to keep challenging yourself and walk further every time.
Your brain controls your muscles and your muscles build up your brain.
Our brains have grown larger in the 1.7 million years since the cave man. But something happen in dangerous situations, we revert back to our cave man instincts. No matter what we have learned we will do the fight or flight thing and forget even any martial arts we have learned... Then half way through the book he starts to tell you about this exercise called REVAT Refex Training or NeuroReflexive Programing in REVAT. This is when he starts getting to the real stuff. And the sales pitch.