Fitness for the Body…What About the Brain?

We are very concerned with proper nutrition, getting enough sleep, getting daily physical exercise, eliminating stress, etc., but we don’t give much attention to fitness for our brains.

Research suggests that there is an even greater payoff for mental exercise (cognitive training) than there is for physical exercise. Cognitive training done now can still give enormous benefits five years from now. It can make you sharp and keep you sharp.

Is the brain like a muscle?

New research shows that, as with muscles, the more the brain is used the healthier it becomes. Also like muscles, as a particular part of the brain is used, more blood is pumped to that area to provide energy. Finally, as with muscles, the more the brain is used the better it functions.

Cognitive training is circuit training for the brain.
A truly meaningful fitness program –
must include cognitive training!