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.

Brain Exercises That Keep Your Mind Sharp

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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 Programs Compared – Which Is Right for You?

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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 »

How to Train Your Mind for Better Health: “Encore Living Radio”

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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 »