As society has become more educated on the risk factors associated with cognitive decline, we have gained a better understanding of how diet, exercise, and social interaction all contribute to our brain health as we age. Mental fitness, or continued learning, is equally important to brain health as we age.
Neurofeedback training helps keep our brain mentally fit by increasing flexibility and resilience, it also helps individuals with concerns related to sleep. This in turn affects daily functioning, memory, attitude, and outlook. Neurofeedback is often referred to as “exercise for our brain.” As we stay in good physical health, for example, we are more flexible and stronger preventing risk of injury. The same is true for mental health. When we remain flexible in our thinking, we become more resilient in how we handle stress.
Transitioning to a new phase of life can be scary and bring on new challenges for our brain. Emotions of fear and uncertainty, as well as declining physical health, also contribute to these change. Brain fitness is the key to making this transition as smooth as possible.