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Category: Active Aging

Improve Executive Functioning to Extend Healthspan for Older Adults

Improve Executive Functioning to Extend Healthspan for Older Adults

Dr. Rob Winningham, leading neuroscientist and gerontologist, was recently interviewed about the critical role executive functioning plays in maintaining independence and quality of life and extending healthspan as we grow older. “SMARTfit can improve executive functioning better than physical or cognitive exercise alone. 20 years of research says that generalizes, or transfers, to real-world function […]

Is the Brain the Next Frontier in Fitness & Rehab?

Is the Brain the Next Frontier in Fitness & Rehab?

Is the brain the next frontier in fitness and rehab?  The team at Act!vate Brain & Body, a first-of-its-kind healthy aging fitness facility, say YES and have built their business model around it. Neuroscientists say the benefits of training the brain and body simultaneously (aka dual tasking) to enhance cognitive function, physical mobility, and overall […]

Beyond Yoga: Elevating Mind-Body Exercise to Battle Cognitive Decline

Beyond Yoga: Elevating Mind-Body Exercise to Battle Cognitive Decline

“Combining physical activity with cognitive training yields better results than either alone. Here’s what you can do.” We’re pleased to share highlights from this fascinating and educational article in NextAvenue.org.  Author Rashelle Brown explores the history and science of efforts to slow the aging process by combining physical with cognitive training. She takes us through […]

A Single Session Using SMARTfit Can Address Multiple Domains of The Brain

A Single Session Using SMARTfit Can Address Multiple Domains of The Brain A Single Session Using SMARTfit Can Address Multiple Domains of The Brain

SMARTfit’s Games to play. Memory –  Memory pairs, pairing and sequence activities. Attention – Seeking and tracking activities, and cognitive motor dual-tasks Processing speed – Chase the Color, Knock the Lights Out, and tracking activities Executive Functioning – Equations activities, track left/right/both, impulse control training Language – Spelling attention letters (track, seek), memory letters (pair, […]

Play Smart, Get Fit and Have Fun With SMARTfit – A Brain-Body Wellness Solution for 55+ and Senior Living Communities

Play Smart, Get Fit and Have Fun With SMARTfit – A Brain-Body Wellness Solution for 55+ and Senior Living Communities

“Thanks to SMARTfit, I have more confidence about my ability to take care of myself as I age.” “I’ve been working out regularly on SMARTfit for 3 years and it has improved my life,” says Leslie Brtek, a 73-year-old retired school teacher from Santa Barbara, CA. “It creates the engagement and demand that makes it […]

Activate Brain & Body and SMARTfit: Using Science and Technology to Extend Healthspan

Activate Brain & Body and SMARTfit: Using Science and Technology to Extend Healthspan

Activate Brain & Body and SMARTfit are on a mission to help people maintain healthy, active lifestyles by pairing technology with science-based programs that can lead to a better brain and body. Their shared goal is to extend healthspan, not just lifespan. Extensive scientific research shows that challenging the brain and body together using a […]

Cost Savings of Providing In-Room Brain and Body Training Help to Retain Activities of Daily Living

Cost Savings of Providing In-Room Brain and Body Training Help to Retain Activities of Daily Living

As we exit the pandemic, retirement facilities are facing skyrocketing costs associated with reduced ADL performance, and cognitive decline among their residents Maintaining cognitive and physical health is a primary concern for aging adults and their children.  Those considering long-term care options are now seeking brain health programs that prolong independent living. For many, the […]

Mather Institute Report – SMARTfit checks all the boxes

Mather Institute Report – SMARTfit checks all the boxes

Why do older adults choose to participate and stay with your wellness or rehab programs? Mather Institute, a leading resource for aging services research and industry innovations, just released their report on the motivation of aging adults in healthy behavior decisions.  SMARTfit’s Neuro-Cognitive Gym and Rehab solution checks all the right boxes. Looking for an engaging, […]

SMARTfit Offers an Efficient and Engaging Path to Recovery

SMARTfit Offers an Efficient and Engaging Path to Recovery

Concerned About Rising Costs Due to Loss of ADL’s, Balance, Cognitive and Mental Health? As we plan to exit the pandemic, we know senior living and long-term care facilities are facing the risks of skyrocketing costs and lower resident confidence associated with reduced ADL performance, falls, and cognitive decline. Maintaining cognitive and physical health is […]

Commons Club Members in Action on SMARTfit

Commons Club Members in Action on SMARTfit

Did you know The Commons Club is the only country club in the world with a “SMARTfit?” This fun new technology not only pushes your body, but it challenges your brain at the same time. Adding cognitive engagement and training to workouts at the Commons Club was important for their active-aging members.  Since incorporating SMARTfit […]