Things like Sudoku and other brain puzzles are helpful to your brain health, but if you really want to exercise your brain, then you must also move your body.
Studies have shown that fitness and cognitive training both benefit your brain in different ways, but by far the largest benefit is enjoyed when the brain is challenged by both physical movement and intellectual stimulation.
Exercise Your Brain by Exercising Your Body!
And when you think about it (more exercise for your brain!) it makes sense – the brain controls your entire body. In order to move your arm, your brain must ‘fire’ a signal and then you move your arm. So while your arm is getting exercise by moving around, your brain is also getting exercise by moving the arm.
People talk about the brain/body connection as if there is a disconnect – and there shouldn’t be. The brain and body are a part of the same organism. And if there is a brain/body connection, it is your neck!
There are many fitness programs out there that challenge the body, and there are many brain training programs that focus on memory and attention, but Ageless Grace is the first fitness program to challenge and work both the body and the brain. Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical thinking, strategic planning, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination – and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. Learn more about Ageless Grace here.
If you would like to read more about the scientific studies on how to exercise your brain in an optimal way, Click Here to read an informative article from Dr. Pascale Michelon on the Sharpbrains website.