Archive for Mind Fitness

Videogames for brain health?

Can you beef up your brain with video games?
MSNBC -Jul 20, 2007
“In 2005, Nintendo struck gaming gold when it created “Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day” for the handheld Nintendo DS game machine. …”

See more at Nintendo BrainAge, Happy Neuron, Lumosity, MyBrainTrainer…

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New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit
Arizona Republic, AZ Jun 25, 2007
For Perls, the challenging exercise has been Sudoku. It’s something that meets the important criteria for brain fitness: novel, complex and challenging. Those activities engage the frontal lobe, the CEO of the brain. It’s important to tackle new tasks,

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Brain Health Roadmap

We mentioned this great initiative (by the CDC and Alzheimer’s Association) before. Andreas just wrote a good summary of the Brain Health Roadmap, reviewing the Top 10 actions outlined. Enjoy

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Brain Fitness survey

Today we would like to ask for your opinions on the emerging Brain Fitness field, your interests and needs. We would really appreciate if you can devote 5-minutes to complete this online survey. As a token of appreciation, we will give you a discount of 10% on all stress management and brain workout products offered in our main website, valid for a month after you complete the survey.

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emWave Stress Relief

Check out the new emWave Stress Relief (previously called Freeze-Framer), an easy-to-use, Windows-based software and biofeedback hardware program for Stress Management that measures your Heart Rate Variability through a finger or ear-clip sensor that plugs into your computer. The program, developed by HeartMath, translates the information into user-friendly graphics displayed on your computer monitor in real-time. emWave PC allows you to track your progress and has interactive games and stunning images that emit varying degrees of color and movement as you adjust your emotional state and get into The Zone of optimal learning and performance. Check out the limited time offer!

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Doctors: Certain Foods, Exercise May Help Prevent Memory Loss

Doctors: Certain Foods, Exercise May Help Prevent Memory Loss
NBC 4.com, DC -May 21, 2007
“People don’t have to run a marathon to get the brain benefits from exercise, either. Studies of sedentary adults have found that as little as 30 minutes of walking three times a week can stimulate growth in certain areas of the brain.”

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Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

  • “Everyday experience and psychology research both indicate that paying close attention to one thing can keep you from noticing something else… a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that attention does not have a fixed capacity – and that it can be improved by directed mental training, such as meditation.”

  • “Led by postdoctoral fellow Heleen Slagter, Davidson’s research group in the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior recruited subjects interested in meditation to study whether conscious mental training can affect attention. “Meditation is a family of methods designed to facilitate regulation of emotion and attention,” says Davidson.”

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Keep your brain nimble as you age

Keep your brain nimble as you age
MSNBC -May 13, 2007
“If using your computer as a mental gym sounds good to you, www.SharpBrains.com‘s Fernandez suggests asking a few questions first to determine a product’s …”

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A Better Brain: Does Exercise Help Your Mental Power?

A Better Brain: Does Exercise Help Your Mental Power?
NBC5.com, IL 
“CHICAGO — There’s a class at Naperville Central High School where exercise for the body is helping students like Rhandyl Dozier, Eric Hurle and Caley …”

More on Is physical fitness important to your brain fitness?

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Study: Hormones May Ward Off Dementia

Study: Hormones May Ward Off Dementia 
BOSTON (AP) – “New research suggests that hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may help protect against the mental decline of dementia, even though it raises that risk in elderly women.” 

“…in recent weeks, mounting evidence has emerged that women who take such drugs closer to menopause may get more benefit or confront less risk than women who start taking them later. An analysis this month indicated the drugs do not raise the risk of heart attack for women ages 50-to-59, and they seem to survive longer with the drug.”

For more information, check Menopause and Brain Fitness – Crisis or Just Change?

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