Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz is an expert in brain health. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University (ranked Top 25 in the world) and directs the NeuroFit Lab, which has attracted over $1 million to support her research program on the effects of exercise for brain health. Dr. Heisz received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience (McMaster) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Brain Health and Aging at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital (Toronto). Dr. Heisz's research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Many honors and awards recognize Dr. Heisz for her outstanding contributions to research including the Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario and the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.
“Finally, a clear and accessible guide to the latest science on exercise and brain health. Heisz lays out what we need to do, and—better yet—explains how to tap into neuroscience to get past the obstacles that derail so many exercise journeys.” — Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
“Dr. Heisz combines her unique perspective as a leading researcher in the field of exercise and mental health with her personal experiences to deliver an accessible, engaging, and informed perspective on how movement can heal the mind.” — Martin Gibala, PhD, Professor of Kinesiology and bestselling author of The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter
“Dr. Heisz’s book gets to the core of why we should exercise and explains how. Whether you’re taking your first step on your fitness journey, or you’re an Olympian in recovery mode, we all need inspiration and a great strategy—look no further!” — Adam Van Koeverden, World & Olympic kayaking champion and Canadian Member of Parliament
“This book is in part an essential wake-up call to the importance of movement and exercise to so many aspects of our overall health, and in part a delightful journey getting to know Jennifer, the person behind the research. Mostly it is a practical, step-by-step guide on how to take her fascinating insights and turn them into action.” — Mark Tewksbury, CC, MSM, co-author of The Great Traits of Champions
"Regardless of your age, fitness level, or science acumen, an inspiring and engaging read! Dr. Heisz effectively explains the evidence behind the brain-boosting effects of exercise and how everyone can and should move their body to reap the benefits." — Lynn Posluns, President of Women's Brain Health Initiative
Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.