Benefits of Brain Fitness Knowledge
It is important to explain meaning and relevance here, as some coaches may not see the connection between how an understanding of the brain is involved in health, fitness, and wellness.
In the field of nutrition and nutraceuticals, one of the main goals in supporting brain health involves developing and testing the efficacy of brain-based supplements. This is mostly done using imaging technology. Using quantitative EEG data (a way to measure the brain’s electrical activity) with functional imaging is also part of the research and studies done to make practical use of brain scans. Those who benefit from this information include those who may do nutritional consults for clients who were seeking brain optimization…or even just weight loss.
The training in this course therefore must encompass the concepts from research so that coaches can feel confident that what you are learning is grounded in science; your application simply represents the practical application of the information.
The Certified Brain Fitness Coach (CBFC) has the potential to be instrumental in transforming the lives of every person you interact with, whether it’s your clients, or your family and friends – you will be equipped with vital education on how to support the health of the brain and mind – both of which can have a profound effect on the body.
What is Brain Health?
Let’s begin with a definition of health according to the World Health Organization, which states that health is a state of complete physical mental, and social well-being; this is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. One goal of this training is to educate you on ways to support the mental health and well-being of your clients (and of course, yourself). In turn, this can have important implications in the prevention of disease.
This training is to be taken in as a journey. This will encourage you to process all the information in segments that, while self-contained, merge continuously in a way to suit the needs of adult learning.
It is also important to note that each coach will need to be patient with clients as they embrace a new brain health lifestyle. You must remain confident that these changes can be instrumental in impacting their health and well-being for decades to come.
From lesson one on, we will embark on a journey of neurotransmitters and brain function – including some very anatomy and physiology of the brain. This is required to understand the concepts of this course that follow.
This means that we will look at the primary neurotransmitters in the brain involved in mood regulation and brain function first because this information must serve as a foundation for later lessons when we apply the information learned in working with different types of clients in another lesson. Our work awakens the greatest potential within our clients and harnesses the power of their thoughts. We must understand how our thoughts affect our minds and body and how they impact behaviors.
We will also explore some important concepts about our thoughts and how to create ones that will allow us to manifest optimal goals – as a brain fitness coach, this may be one of your most powerful assets in your collection of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs).
Why Tracking Brain Health Goals is Important
Since we cannot change what we do not measure we must also learn the importance of tracking goals. For clients who may struggle with reaching goals, the ability to measure and track progress is even more important to inspire a client to move past any obstacles or barriers on their path to achieving their goals.
So, we acknowledge our client’s victories, no matter how small; this is a non-negotiable aspect of being a coach, it is not specific to brain fitness; all well-trained coaches do this as a best practice.
From fluids, supplements, and nutrients that positively impact brain function, to research done on optimizing brain function you will learn the power of nutrients to supercharge brain function.
A dehydrated client can not only experience brain fog but they may often fall victim to the triggers of mindless eating when they are not properly hydrated.
Some other highlights of this training:
- fluids to support brain fitness goals
- nutraceuticals to power brain function
- obesity and its role in brain health and function
- enhancing neurogenesis
- habits to avoid preventing neuronal loss associated with aging
- the impact of both internal and external factors
Many coaches in training can relate – and will resonate with feeling chronically stressed. We see this in our clients all the time. This can cause a continual release of adrenaline and cortisol from the adrenal glands, ultimately wreaking havoc on the central nervous system. In turn, this typically causes us to hold onto weight around the abdomen.
At the end of your training, you will have a very scientific, practical manner to apply new KSA’s with your clients. It might be working with a client who is healthy but wants a brain optimization program; it could be an athlete who has issues with anxiety, focus, moodiness, or memory. Regardless, you can use the information from this program to strategically support successful client outcomes.
Why Should You Care About the Brain?
So, why should you care about the brain? It is because our complex brains allow us to exist in our world – a world run by humans, with brains!
With the adult brain being home to 85 to 100 billion neurons – each averaging 100 billion synaptic connections per cell, the call to action is constant.
The brain is a complex electrical circuit with the signals it sends and receives traveling at nearly 200 miles per hour. As such, we are compelled to do everything possible to promote the optimal functioning of this vital organ, because it regulates our thoughts, our feelings, and of course, our actions. But the brain also plays a critical role as the architect of our lives, by allowing us to experience our environment as human beings among other humans.
Anatomically, the brain represents a labyrinth of gray and white tissue protected by our skull and is suspended in cerebral spinal fluid. The human brain weighs between two and five pounds (the average is three pounds depending on the height weight and sex of the individual). Not surprisingly, it is soft in composition, making up just two percent of our body weight – however, it consumes 20 percent of the total energy produced within the body.
Glucose is, therefore, very important to brain function. The brain relies on a continuous supply of glucose as it is what nourishes the brain. This is vital for it to function optimally.
The human brain is composed of four primary materials. These include water, essential fats, mineral salts, and glucose. Later, we will learn how nutrients, foods, and fluids provide the brain with what it needs to function at its highest potential. This is believed to be the best, natural way to promote overall health and a feeling of well-being.
Once we can understand what the brain is comprised of we can more easily see why it requires certain vitamins, minerals, fats, and fluids to perform its many vital functions. These include sustaining a balanced mood, focus, attention, memory, optimal processing speed, and reaction time.
Learn More About Becoming a Certified Brain Fitness Coach
Brain training is becoming a trend. A well-functioning brain creates more opportunities for success in each aspect of life. You can now dramatically expand your knowledge of brain optimization through proper training, sleep, nutrition, neuro-conditioning and flow state. Start your career a Certified Brain Fitness Coach.
Become a leading authority on brain optimization through proper training, sleep, nutrition, neuro-conditioning and flow state. You know how important things like mindset, focus, clarity, determination, distraction control and flow are to success: mental, physical or financial. A well-functioning brain creates more opportunity for success in each aspect of life.
Our programs are open to anyone with a desire to learn and help others. There are no prerequisites.
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