Brain health has been on our minds a lot lately. Like most, we have loved ones getting along in years that are starting to become forgetful. Like everyone, we're a bit older today than we were yesterday. As you know, we've got big plans for the coming years and need to stay tack sharp to manage and grow our businesses. So, we think about brain health (see what I did there?) when we plan our meals, make exercise choices, etc.
We've been helping others keep their brain in good condition as well. First, we promote an anti-aging for the brain dietary supplement, called EHT. EHT is an organic compound derived from coffee seeds (but no caffeine) which promotes TAU protein health - vital for keeping neuronal network paths strong. EHT is endorsed by the Michael J Fox foundation, NFL, NBA, NCAA, and is certified by the BSCG as a drug-free supplement. We take it every day. It does help our (relatively) healthy brains with memory, recall, alertness and provides a bit of energy too. It really makes a difference in: children with ADHD, elderly with mild symptoms of dementia, patients recovering from a brain injury/surgery or anyone wanting to keep their gray matter running in top form. If you're interested, you can find out more at Denise's EHT website.
Besides being a good low-impact physical activity, regularly playing ping pong has shown to greatly improve cognitive functions. We recently partnered up with a fantastic non-profit organization predicated on this phenomenon. Ping Pong for Charity raises funds for brain health research by hosting amateur ping pong tournaments. Proceeds go to The Alzheimer's Foundation, American Parkinson's Disease Association, People in Need, and they work to get ping pong tables into elderly care facilities and under-served schools. It's a local effort, started by our neighbor 8 years ago. Small but growing, Ping Pong for Charity just passed the $500,000 mark in funding for the cause. Every little bit helps, right?
So, add more seafood to your diet. Play mind-games (no, I don't mean messing with people, I mean games that make you think) and perhaps try some meditation. Choose exercises that promote cognitive as well as motor functions. You only get one brain and you need it every moment of your life. It's never too early to start being proactive about keeping your brain happy and healthy.