How to Multiply Your Brain Cells
If Jack and Diane each sit through their fourth grade math class for 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and Jack does 2 times as many hours of homework as Diane, how stressed out are their parents? And how much information is either Diane or Jack actually retaining? Finally, is there even time for any physical exercise when our kids are overloaded with school work and homework?
There’s new hope on the horizon to integrate physical exercise into the learning environment. Some schools are now looking into incorporating exercise equipment with a desk to facilitate learning and problem solving while improving attention and memory. These cutting edge products are now a part of the equation, with either an under the desk elliptical or a stationary bike with a desk on top. Now do I have your attention?
Integrating physical movement while learning not only improves attention and memory, it makes changes on a cellular level by promoting new brain cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is involved in memory and learning. New brain cells are born which optimizes memory and learning new information.
We used to think you were born with a finite number of brain cells, but now research has taught us that we grow new dendrites and open new pathways. This process is triggered through exercising. Very shortly, I plan to offer this additional equipment in my office to be incorporated into the intervention sessions when appropriate. I’m excited for my clients to give birth to new brain cells, increasing their attention, memory and thinking skills. Adding exercise to the learning environment will be a win-win all around!
If you would like to get your child’s brain cells multiplying, contact me at email@example.com to get started. Other side effects may be an improved mood, decreased anxiety and lower stress levels. May also build self-confidence and self-esteem.