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- By Inderbir Sandhu, Ph.D


Brain Fitness Exercises for Your Children - Understanding the Basics

By Andrew Loh

Human body has two essential systems which are necessary to survive as one person. One system deals everything and all organs, excepting the brain system, while the other is the actual brain and nervous systems those are hooked to the brain complex. The importance of our body as a whole is realized, when we know the criticality of each system. Both are dependent on each other and one will not survive without the other. Brain is the main center, where the most important events occur. This is the place where our future is made.

Brain is a very complex organ system, where thousands of cells join together to create a system that is unparalleled in the world, Brain is very powerful and special. It is unique and high efficient. Brain starts developing as soon a baby is born. Its development is parallel with that of other organs in the body. The efficiency with which your children's brain develops depends on a number of factors that are both internal and external. While food, water, genetics and genetic inheritance play an important role in the brain development, several other extraneous factors like environment, exposure to the external world and peer pressure also play an important role.

A person will be fit, hale and hearty, when he or she keeps the body system fit and agile. People do everything that is necessary to keep their physique and body fit. They want to look and feel nice on their skin, inside their body and in their personality. They wear very nice clothes and groom their body to project themselves as desirable and wanted. They also spend hundreds of dollars to buy everything that is necessary to do all the above mentioned things.

However, most people never play their attention to uplift or improve the capacity of their brain functions. While people maintain the fitness of their physical body, they may never pay attention towards the fitness of their brain. Brain fitness is very critical to anyone's success. Brain fitness is an important aspect that everyone in this world should pay their attention to. If the brain is fit, people will be more professional, intelligent, smart, agile and enduring. If the brain functions are inferior, people may undergo many problems like dullness, depression, gloominess and unintelligent.

Brain exercise is a mandatory necessity for human body. Everyone needs it, including your children. As a parent, you may need to help them train their brain functions in a way that enables them to use their intellect as much as possible.

What is brain fitness?

Brain fitness is the capability or ability to remain healthy for longer durations. Brain fitness is also a qualitative subject. Fitness means quality; brain fitness relates to the ability of the brain to show superior mental development. Mental development could be anything; it could be related to performing excellently in the classroom or it could be connected to solving any complex problems with ease and without any pressure or tension. In children, brain fitness will help them remain active and agile both in their classroom and out of it.

In children, brain fitness could mean many things like:

  • Making their brain development process quicker.

  • Keeping the brain fit and enabled to solve complex problems.

  • Tweaking the basic functioning of the brain with many brain exercises.

  • Providing necessary food and nutrients to keep the brain healthy and happy.

Brain fitness is also about mental health. Optimum brain fitness signifies normal behavior that is expected out of all children. As children are growing up, they keep developing their thinking, as well as behavioral and cognitive patterns. It is possible to enhance the most basic functions of brain like cognition, imagination, thinking, visualizing and analysis. However, it is not possible to enhance these abilities without training their brain. Brain training is all about optimum brain performance. Brain training is also an activity based phenomenon. You may need to provide a number of mental services to your children to make them brain fit.

Brain fitness arising out of mental training is an important concept for better brain development. When your children make their brain physically and mentally fit, they can become sharper, smart and intelligent. Brain fitness is possible when your children develop their complex nervous system with its billions of nerve cells, nerve cell network and nerve cell pathways. Several exercises and brain training programs will help you train your children to become smart and intelligent. Continue to read Brain Fitness Exercises for Your Children - Understanding the Basics of Brain Fitness Training.


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