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Taekwondo

The Martial Art of Cognitive Training

  Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that has grown in popularity, especially among children who are learning how to move their bodies and engage in sports for the first time. Exposing children to a variety of activities and cognitive training from a young age has been proven effective for future sport performance and overall health. […]

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Stop Damaging Your Brain

Caring for your brain means you must stop damaging it. This means taking active steps to avoid habits that are not beneficial to your brain. And are actually damaging your brain.  There are a lot of actions we take each day that are more destructive to our brains than we realize. Top 4 Habits That […]

nerve damage

Nerve Damage Remedies

Overview of the Nervous System The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS- brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS- cranial and spinal nerves).  Nerve cells receive and send messages to and from the brain via nerve pathways.  A loss of nerve function can result from nerve damage due to […]

active and non active brain

Active Brains Equal Healthy Neurons

  As we get older, so do the neurons in our brains. Why is this so important? Neurons are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS), which include the brain and spinal cord. Neurons receive information through electrical and chemical reactions and send information throughout the CNS. For example, if you burn for […]

Tai Chi

Tai Chi Moves the Body and Brain

One of the most powerful mechanisms to enhance exercise adherence is to participate in exercise that is enjoyable and something you can regularly do with others. Tai Chi just happens to be one of those activities that provides that for people. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as exercise in the […]

Yoga

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 […]

Exercise Your Brain

Brain Exercises for Aging Adults

Brain exercises are critical to sustaining brain function, as well as keeping synapses firing and aging minds sharp. Seniors can boost their brain power by playing various mind games which enhance memory, stimulate learning processes, and assist in preventing stagnation and boredom. Imagine Did you know that just using your imagination can exercise your brain? […]

SMARTfit and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America

SMARTfit and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America- Seattle’s Story

SMARTfit and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America- Seattle’s Story The SMARTfit team was deeply touched and inspired to receive this story from Ron Green, the Chief Executive Officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region in North Carolina. Ron recently shared a story with us about how SMARTfit had impacted the […]