Until about 30 years ago, most people wouldn't think to train at a gym. Attitudes changed, and now, most of us do some kind of exercise and recognize the importance of physical activity in a healthy lifestyle. No matter our age, we can improve our bodies. On the other hand, when we don't use them, our muscles atrophy.
Likewise, we now know that our brain functions can improve at any age, and like our muscles, our cognitive abilities and other skills can atrophy or improve depending on the way we use our brains. Slowly, we've seen new kinds of "gyms" pop up — intellectual gyms, which let us practice and improve our brains' abilities. Now, every physician emphasizes the importance of maintaining the vitality of the brain.
My friends and I got obsessed with this idea, so we researched ways to train our brains. We learned, remarkably, that vision happens largely in the brain. The eyes collect sensory information, but the brain processes it — and it's possible to train the brain to process it better.
My friends and I are over 45. We had come to accept that our vision would get worse, inevitably, with age. But the more we learned, the more we started to experiment, and the more we surprised ourselves. We were able to develop exercises — brain training, gym-like exercises — that improved our visual acuity, our ability to distinguish colors and shades, and our comfort when seeing (and driving) at night. After a few weeks, we literally saw an improvement in our vision.
You can imagine our excitement. So, we started a small business — www.2020gym.com . Check it out or message me if you're curious about what I do. I believe that in 20 years, this kind of training will be a common health recommendation. I see better now, and it's changed my life.
My friends and I are converts now — we're always looking for ways to postpone the process of aging and exercise our brains. Any advice from anyone? Wellness experts or at-home brain trainers, we welcome your input.View Thread