Why Being Brain Fit is so Important!

So what does it mean to be Brain Fit and why is it so important?

Lets start with some facts on how truly mind-blowing your Brain is!

Did you know that your Brain:

  • Is comprised of 100 billion neurons
  • Has more connections than the stars in the universe
  • Is only 2% of your body weight yet uses 20% – 30% of your calories and 20% of your oxygen
  • Is capable of storing 6 million years of the Wall Street journal

To put it in a nutshell your Brain is the most energy hungry amazing organ in your body.

Not only is it your organ of intelligence and character, your Brain is involved in everything single thing you do and feel. When your Brain works right you work right, and when your Brain is troubled you have trouble in your life.

A fit Brain means your Brain is healthy and capable of supporting you to live the sort of life you want to live. You will be happier, healthier, have better relationships, make better decisions and be more creative and successful.

Yet how much do we really know about how to look after, nurture and protect our Brains?

It has only been over the past couple of decades that Brain health has become a topic of real interest to doctors, medical researchers, the media and now to people like you and me.

Studies from right across the globe are now showing us the damage concussion and head trauma can have on the Brain of a footballer, with many of them now suffering from heart breaking early dementia and mental health issues.

Not so surprising I guess when you realise your Brain is the consistency of soft butter encased in a very hard and sharp skull.

Then there is the increase in mental health issues across the world, particularly since Covid. Did you know that over 50% of people will have some form of mental health issue such as anxiety or depression at some stage in their life. I don’t think there are many of us who can say we do not have a friend or family member who has not suffered from some form of mental health issue.

I can personally vouch for this when the stress of caring for a father with Alzheimer’s Disease brought on the first panic attacks of my life at 56 years of age. It was not only frightening but seriously affected my life and my happiness.

And let’s not forget the really big elephant in the room, Alzheimer’s Disease.

The statistics on the increase of this disease around the world are frightening. Current predictions are that 50% of people 85 or older will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia before they die and according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) dementia has now overtaken coronary heart disease as causing the greatest burden of illness, injury and premature death in older Australians.

The really scarey thing is that scans show that Alzheimer’s Disease starts in the Brain 20 years before the first symptoms start to appear. So what you are doing to your Brain in your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s is determining how healthy your Brain will be as you age.

So, while this may all sound a bit overwhelming the good news is you can take control over what is happening to your Brain health. You are not stuck with the Brain you have today.

The decisions you make today about what you eat, how you exercise, how you sleep and how you engage and nurture your Brain will make all the difference to how fit your Brain is and how fit it will stay.

Your Brain health is literally in your hands.

Now you know what being Brain Fit is and why it is so very important, subscribe to get my next newsletter where we will look at what you can do to start building a healthier Brain today.

Remember the sooner you start the better.

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Embrace Menopause & Thrive

Every woman experiences menopause differently. Together we will find out what will work best for you to help you manage your symptoms, feel well and set yourself up for good health during your 40’s and 50’s.

The right food, exercise and lifestyle changes will help you to:

  • Sleep better
  • Wake up with more energy
  • Have a clearer mind and a better memory
  • Lose some unwanted kilos
  • Have less headaches, hot flushes and mood swings
  • Feel confident in your body and who you are as a woman

Be Well – Age with Confidence

Why is this program designed for women only?

Because researchers have now discovered that not only do women’s bodies age differently to men’s bodies, so to do their Brains and it has all got to do with hormones.

This is one of the reasons why two thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women and Dementia is the number one cause of death for women in Australia.

This program will take a woman’s perspective on health and wellness and incorporate elements of the Brain Fit, Memory Rescue and Embracing Menopause program.

Taking a bio-individual approach that looks specifically at your health and lifestyle needs you will discover how to:

  • Keep your mind and memory sharp
  • Successfully keep your weight at a healthy level
  • Nurture your body, Brain and hormones with the right foods and supplements to keep them healthy and balanced
  • Slow down ageing through the right exercise and lifestyle changes
  • Have the energy to live the life you want to live
  • Be confident in your body and who you are as a woman

Brain Fit for Life

Did you know that when your Brain works right, you work right and when your Brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life.

When your Brain is Fit you make better decisions, you are healthier, happier, have better relationships and are more purposeful and successful in life.

What we will do to make you Brain Fit!

  • Take a deep dive into how the Brain functions and how problems in different parts of the Brain can affect behaviour and your health
  • Assess your Brain and your Brain health via Dr Amen’s online Brain assessment tool
  • Look at the four circles of Brain health and how to balance your work and home life
  • Fuel up your Brain for high performance through nutrition, supplements and gut health
  • Give you tools and techniques to challenge ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
  • Develop a Brain optimisation plan that will protect your Brain for the future

Memory Rescue

Are you noticing that your memory is not as good as it used to be?

Has Covid affected your short term memory?

Is your Brain a little foggy or not as sharp as it used to be?

It is not until our memories start to slip that we realise how essential they are for working and living well.

The exciting news is the Hippocampus which is the memory centre of the Brain makes up to 700 new cells every day. If you put these cells in a growth environment they will thrive, keep them in a toxic environment and they will die.

This program starts with a review of your Brain health using the Dr Amen on line Brain health assessment tool which will give you a personal report of your current Brain health.

Then using the BRIGHT MINDS pneumonic as a guide we will look at each of the 11 major risk factors that steal your mind and what you can do to manage these risks, sharpen your memory, boost cognitive function, reverse brain ageing and decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.