Since COVID, experiencing brain fog has become a common issue for many adults. Brain fog or day-to-day mental fog is a cognitive state characterized by an inability to focus, experience confusion, forgetfulness, and lack of mental clarity. Physical symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and muscle aches can accompany mental fog. The term “brain fog” is often used to describe the feeling of mental exhaustion and if it is associated with a medical condition can affect your overall mental health.
In a recent article Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta for CNN reported on an experimental treatment for “brain fog” that could help with what some long-Covid patients are experiencing. In the report they say that playing video games may help reduce brain fog and increase focus. But science says dual tasking, or exercising the brain and body simultaneously, works even better!
SMARtfit is the only program of its kind that focuses on physical performance and brain health through dual tasking. Dual Tasking has been shown to increase neuroplasticity, create new neural pathways, and enhance cognitive as well as physical function faster and more effectively than training the brain or body separately. Neuroplasticity, also known as neural plasticity, or brain plasticity, is the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization.
Brain fog can improve over time, but some people may still experience symptoms months or years after having COVID. Brain fog is not always related to COVID or an underlying condition. It may also be caused by:
- Chronic stress
- Lack of sleep
- Hormone changes – such as during pregnancy, menopause
- Poor nutrition or an unhealthy diet
- Having foods that you are allergic or sensitive to
- Certain medications
- Aging and not activating your brain
- In some cases, it can be a sign of something more serious, like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), and Parkinson’s
SMARTfit – See What Clinical Experts are Saying
We had the opportunity to hear from Rob Winningham, Ph.D, Neuroscience, Western Oregon University and Dr. Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA, Oregon State University, Award-winning, board-certified clinical specialist explains how dual task transfers into real-world function.
Dr. Mike Studer, says “SMARTfit gives the user the opportunity to play, interact, test, measure, compete against his/herself in the same things that are represented in real-world function, and that is dual tasking. He then goes on to say that he likes SMARTfit so well because it represents really, what the world commands of us.” Watch this short video to see what else they say about using SMARTfit.
Business = data, data, data
Clinical = practice, practice, practice
Offering SMARTfit’s Dual Task Cost Test as a provider will tell you how all your interventions or treatments work and report the results instantly! It validates the transferability of all your interventions and leads to better engagement and higher retention. This program helps keep users physically and socially active while aiding in the prevention of memory loss, memory problems and cognitive dysfunction.
We start with a dual task cost assessment, and each week, level up in small increments and at the end of 4 weeks, take another one. The data saved measures and reports the progress or transferability to Activities of Daily Living (ADL) . Dual task training has proven to be the fastest and most effective method for improvement!
We’ve Gone the Extra Mile to Ensure a Sustained Return-On-Investment at Your Facility. SMARTfit Turnkey Services include the following:
- Design assistance with choosing the best location for your equipment
- Easy financing
- B2C/POS marketing
- Free online programming
- Optional on-site Installation and training
- Access to our SMARTfit video channel
- Frequent upgrades and access to latest content
We use proprietary data-driven technology that is THE BEST of ITS KIND.
Soon having SMARTfit will be the deciding factor in where families send their loved ones for short and long-term care. Already in 75 + Memory Care Facilities and growing. SMARTfit is paving a new way in how active aging communities engage with their populations.
Now used by leading hospitals such as Rancho Los Amigos, Dignity Health, Pacific Neuro Institute, Banner Health, Casa Colina, Keck, and Kerlan Jobe/Cedars Sinai as well as professional and college sports teams including the Los Angeles Lakers.
See what medical, rehab, and wellness professionals are so excited about. For a personalized Zoom demo consultation, or to learn more about SMARTfit and how it can help your members and clients, click here.