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Psychiatrist: Walking Stimulates The Brain 'In Many, Many Ways'

According to psychiatry professor and author John Ratey, something as simple as a walk can improve both physical and mental well being. Ratey is co-author of the book “Go Wild: Free Your Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization.” Last year, he and Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson went for a walk near the Charles River in Boston. Today we revisit that conversation.


  • John Ratey, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of “Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization.”

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