November: Brain Fitness Month
Our brains are an important piece of hardware needed to operate our amazing bodies. This month we turn our focus to the importance of Brain Fitness in our lives. Brain fitness involves any activities that get our brain gears churning and improve brain functioning. As we age, we may find ourselves to not be as sharp cognitively but exercising our brain is the best way to counteract that.
The well-known phrase “use it or lose it” does not intimidate us in our SHAG communities. Throughout our 29 communities, resident driven activities such as BINGO, fitness walking, knitting and much more definitely make our residents “use it”. BINGO involves fine motor skills, manipulation, mathematical thinking and spatial reasoning. Fitness walking boosts blood flow to the brain, making improvement in alertness and memory. The importance of continuing activeness in life is no surprise to our residents and I am always pleased to know that our residents stay active in all areas of wellness.
This month I hope that you join us in challenging our minds to work hard, think outside of the box and try something new. A challenge can only make us stronger - physically, mentally and emotionally, and who doesn’t want to be stronger?