Why is Brain Health Important?
A scientist can easily watch a human brain in action from one moment to the next. This is done using sophisticated equipment and most often, a laboratory that can bring up images of a subject connected to wires; this image is not far from what a neuroscientist would see in a normal day’s work. In fact, some of you may be familiar with one form of this scenario – referred to as neurofeedback. With that, we welcome you to the certified brain fitness coaching program!
In this course, we are going to look at ways to understand the human brain and learn how to apply measures and principles rooted in the field of neuroscience. It is important to note that the themes of this course are aimed at how we might work with a client, but we must always have experiential knowledge prior to doing so. Some of what you learn should be applicable to yourself prior to applying this information to a client. Therefore, we will learn how brain health not only affects our thoughts but how is influenced by nutrient intake, exercise, health, and cognitive enrichment. Since we are approaching this from a health and fitness perspective, we will also explore how different modes of exercise impact brain function and health.