Fitness Training for the Brain
Apr 01, 2015 06:37AM
Christine Sullivan, an Institute of Integrative Nutrition health coach and the owner of Seize the Day Wellness, in Naples, has formed a new partnership with Posit Science, a company pioneering brain-fitness software to improve memory and processing speed in older adults. “I am very enthused about collaborating with Posit Science to offer Brain HQ’s 25-plus online brain-training exercises as part of my six-week Alzheimer’s Prevention classes. There are more than 70 published papers showing the real benefits from using these fitness exercises for the brain,” explains Sullivan, who specializes in brain health.
One of the aspects that Sullivan finds most exciting about Brain HQ is its founder and creator Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. “He is one of the few doctors and researchers who, in the past 30 years, has transformed the field of neurology by overturning the idea that our mental abilities are immutable and fixed early in life,” notes Sullivan.