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The Lifestyle Changes mentioned are generally similar to those of several other books. There is an excellent chapter on brain training computer programs/games that seems lacking in other books of this subject. While there is diet discussion, thankfully there are no menus or recipes.
The physical book purchaser should examine the Appendix: "55 Important Brain Fitness Facts" as a decent summary of the main findings in the book.
The Index will tell you if the things you are interested in are there. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are in, but CoQ10 and statin drugs are out, for example.
From the Table of Contents you will see a pattern of:
* Be your own boss - take charge of your brain care
* Physical activity/exercise
* Eat and drink well - not many supplements work
* Mental challenges/brain exercise
* Social engagement and social life
* Learn to manage stress (both brain and heart benefits)
* Train your brain - emotion,attention,thought processes, and how
* Techniques to help you manage your brain care process
Somewhere in the book, one interviewee stated that whatever was good for the heart was probably good for the brain.
So, one could say that in rough summation, this is a combination of heart (and brain) healthy lifestyle plus some specific brain workout and development activity with some help in managing your own program.
Being a well-versed and daily practitioner of cognitive (and physical) exercise, I was particularly interested to learn about the research detailing the positive affects that some social activities have on our cognition. The walking book club idea to combine physical, cognitive and social stimulation inspired me to recommit to many pleasurable activities I enjoy as they are actually good for my brain!
With a thorough yet easily accessible overview of the most current research (via fascinating and thoughtful summaries and interviews) the book describes how a myriad of lifestyle choices impact our current and future brain and body health. The book makes a compelling case for lifelong brain fitness and will motivate the reader to join the growing number of people prioritizing stress reduction, happiness, social networks, physical and cognitive exercise - all pieces of the brain fitness jigsaw puzzle as discussed in depth in the book. I especially enjoyed the chapters on how to build emotional resilience, how to cross-train our brains and how to prioritize to create an individualized brain fitness program.
Reading this book will change the way you think about your brain, and perhaps the way you live.
Annette Goodman, Chief Education Officer, Arrowsmith Program
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fresh and new way of taking care of ourselves in this existence. Who ever thought that we would have to think of brain health? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lorraine de Raay
I say: Don't waste your money. This is a poorly organized book of 278 pages, whose "information" could have (and have been) conveyed in a 5-page article.Published 2 months ago by Athene
It is my first book for brain health, it is very informative for me.Published 2 months ago by Charles Wang
Alvaro and SharpBrains are experts in brain fitness. I have followed their work for many years and was so excited to read, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I downloaded this book to my Kindle app already last year and refer to it often. I work with Veterans in counseling, cognitive rehabilitation/neuropsychology, biofeedback, and art... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BarbaraB
This book compares very well with the dozens of books I've looked into about brain fitness. Especially helpful are the 4 pillars of brain maintenance: nutrition, stress management,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Brennan
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