With today's health trends, people of all ages and all lifestyles hit the gym multiple times a week. But, while we're so concerned about exercising our bodies to meet today's aesthetic standards, we forget about our minds and strengthening them in the now and for the future. A new San Francisco based business is trying to bring brain activity into the mainstream, by offering a fitness gym called Vibrant Brains. Created with Baby Boomers in mind, the brain gym can help keep minds sharp today and prevents the onset of mental impairments in the future.
Encouraging brain fitness in a manner that's similar to physical workouts, Vibrant Brains offers monthly memberships for $60 that allows people of all ages to exercise their minds and improve their cognitive skills. In order to receive the best results, Vibrant Brains recommends that Boomers, seniors and those of the younger demographic come in for a brain workout 3 to 5 times a week for 30 minute workout sessions. For those who prefer the circuit training style of workout, there's the Neurobics Circuit which consists of 50 of Vibrant Brains top selection of stimulating computer-based activities. In addition to the computer learning games, there are also multiple week long seminar sessions that offer more interactive ways to strengthen the mind.
While the brain fitness exercises offered by Vibrant Brains, do cater primarily to the older demographic, they do offer one program to boost the reading skills of school-aged children, and the remaining adult programs are appropriate for people of any age.
If you want to avoid the "gym membership", you can always get a great memory jogging tool.
Via: San Francisco Chronicle