Category: Brain

Types of Exercises that Help Alleviate Depression

Types of Exercises that Help Alleviate Depression

Scientific evidence shows that consistent aerobic and anaerobic exercise can help in prevent and/or alleviate depression. According to studies from the Archives of Internal Medicine and Harvard Medical School, “the effects of regular exercise can last longer than antidepressant medications”. In this article, we will be highlighting different types of physical activities that can be […]

Effects of Exercise on Depression

Effects of Exercise on Depression depression

Depression is a disorder that, according to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), affects 16 million people in the United States. People with this condition experience fatigue, insomnia, lack of motivation, memory loss, hypersomnia, fluctuation in body weight. Some doctors are quick to prescribe medication for depression, with which can come with expensive and […]

Bend Your Body and Build Your Brain

Bend Your Body and Build Your Brain

Yoga is one of the few exercises that is applicable to a wide variety of the population. The principles behind yoga can be beneficial for both fitness and rehabilitation. With easy access to yoga instruction at health clubs and even online yoga has become a popular method of enhancing health. One of the best parts […]

The Advantage of Training Your Brain While Working Out Your Body

The Advantage of Training Your Brain While Working Out Your Body

As the new year approaches, physical fitness is at the forefront of many people’s minds, when deciding on their New Year’s Resolutions.  While being in good physical shape goes a long way in preserving your health, mental sharpness does, too. That being said, why should you have to choose between them? The truth is, you […]

3 Ways that Kids Benefit from Cognitive Training

3 Ways that Kids Benefit from Cognitive Training

Cognitive training is an exciting, innovative concept that indicates that functions of the mind can be improved by consistent brain exercises. Consider it to be a similar concept as that of the body exercising to become more physically fit. By keeping the brain sharp, a person can develop better thinking and problem-solving techniques. While there […]

Brain Exercises for Aging Adults

This article was updated on 10-25-2019.   Brain exercises are critical to sustaining brain function, as well as keeping synapses firing and aging minds sharp. Seniors can boost their brainpower by playing various mind games that enhance memory, stimulate learning processes, and assist in preventing stagnation and boredom. Use Your Imagination Did you know that […]

SMARTfit Cognitive Training & Exercise Games – A Fitness Solution for the Other 77%

SMARTfit Cognitive Training & Exercise Games – A Fitness Solution for the Other 77% The figures are staggering. But not surprising.  Only 23% of Americans utilized a health club in 2014, meaning 77% of the population has little access to the proper tools for exercise. Just 29% of high school students exercise 60 minutes per […]

SMARTfit Physical Education Makes P.E. Easy…for Students AND Staff

SMARTfit physical education systems provide answers to educators across the country looking for solutions to the escalating physical education crisis in schools. K-12 physical education programs across the country are changing rapidly, as budget cuts force thousands of schools to shorten PE classes, and in some cases eliminate physical education altogether.  While many may see these […]

The Boys and Girls Club of America and SMARTfit™

This week we caught up with Eden, NC Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Amy Nalley and spoke to her about how she’s integrated her SMARTfit Multi-Station Trainer into her facility.  In Eden, SMARTfit has been the perfect fit. “SMARTfit completely fits our model at Boys and Girls Clubs,” Amy said, ” We’re getting inquiries from clubs around […]

Neuroplasticity, Tetris, and SMARTfit

Neuroplasticity, Tetris, and SMARTfit

SMARTfit brain games offer the next level to Tetris. This week, the World Science Festival posted a video on YouTube focusing on one of our favorite words here with SMARTfit Brain Games,  “Neuroplasticity.”  Neuroplasticity is the process in which the neuro pathways within your brain can “rewire” based on behavioral, environmental, and neural changes.  Simply put, the […]

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