Brain Fitness Drives Health
The human body has the ability to continually repair through a self-regenerative process. It is estimated that a body regenerates cells at the rate of 500 billion times per day. A healthy body uses this method of renewal, regeneration and growth to make it possible for genomes, cells, and organs to maintain healthy functions. This fundamental law of nature gives humans resilience to environmental threats or damaging events.
It has long been believed that the human brain could not rebuild, repair, or recover from damaging events. Then, at the turn of this millennium, scientists discovered the brain’s ability to regenerate, self-repair and change through neuroplasticity. Advanced technology has started a revolution in brain health and brain fitness programs.
We know the brain is the central control center for managing all body functions. New studies find that a key to brain health is found primarily in forming restful behaviors. Studies suggest that sleep helps restore the brain nightly by flushing out toxins that build up throughout the day. Sleep also has a restorative function. Lack of sleep impairs reasoning, problem-solving ability, focus and reaction times.