The right brain exercise delivers real improvement in memory, clarity, focus, and mood. Learn about neurobics, brain training, meditation, even knitting! Just as your body benefits from doing a variety of physical exercises — aerobics, strength training, and stretching — your mind benefits from doing various kinds of brain exercises, too. But understanding what kinds of exercise your brain really needs […] Read more »
Brain Training and Your Brain
Brain training is a term most often used to describe software-based games thought to stimulate your brain. However, this is just one kind of brain exercise.
Many everyday activities can improve your mental quickness, clarity, memory, mood, and much more. The only requirement is that the activity be novel, challenging, and complex.
In these articles, you'll learn about the various ways you can exercise your brain and how they work to keep your mind sharp.
The brain thrives on mental stimulation, which can be accomplished in a number of ways. Online brain training programs have become very popular. In 2013, over $1 billion will be spent on them, making this an exploding industry. If you’re considering starting a brain training program, how do you know which one is right for […] Read more »
Biofeedback is a technique that can help you gain control of your body and your health. It lets you alter bodily functions such as heart rate and brain activity that you normally don’t control. Experiencing biofeedback used to mean working with a therapist, but with the latest technology, you can now do-it-yourself at home … […] Read more »
This week I was a guest on Encore Living Radio, a Blog Talk Radio program for creating the best possible second half of life. The other guest was Larry Berkelhammer, PhD from the Center of Attitudinal Healing. Larry, who has dealt with his own chronic health challenges, shared how he helps others who experience chronic illness […] Read more »
As our website and outreach has grown we’ve connected with some fascinating people who are as passionate about brain health as we are. From time to time we’ll be sharing their expertise. Today’s guest post is from Sarah McKay PhD, a neuroscientist, a professional medical writer, and the creator of an informative new blog, Your Brain […] Read more »
What New Year’s resolutions are you planning on making this year? If you’re like most people, they revolve around looking better or getting healthier, but I’d venture that almost no one is thinking of their brain when they make them. But that’s OK with me (and your brain) because 9 out of the 10 most […] Read more »
You have a life and I understand that you haven’t got all the time in the world to spend on your brain health. If you have only 20 minutes to spare each day, which should you choose — doing brain training or meditating? That depends on what your life is like. Do you need more […] Read more »
People have been trying to maximize their brain power since recorded history. Aristotle wrote the first book on developing a better memory back in 350 BC! Our grandmothers may have relied on the daily crossword puzzle or a rousing game of gin rummy to stay sharp. But progress marches on and now there are brain […] Read more »
It’s widely accepted that your brain is like a muscle that needs to be used to stay fit. If your grandmother contended that doing the Sunday crossword puzzle kept her mind sharp, she was right. But now there are better ways to achieve peak brain performance. Brain training exercises are a new way to help you […] Read more »
If you are looking into playing games to help your brain, you’ll find there are computer games, brain games, and brain training games. It can get confusing! How do you know which can really help and which are just for fun? Just because you are playing a game on your computer or playing a video […] Read more »