|Penny Wilson , owner of Nognz brain fitness store. Photo by The Vancouver Sun|
Undoubtedly, this concept of “brain fitness” is a new terminology to our world, but it’s one of great significance, especially to those baby boomers seeking to continue their active and dynamic lifestyle in the future. By pushing your brain to its uppermost limits through different exercises and games, you can help your mental health reach its fullest potential and create a “stronger neural network” less susceptible to disease and damage.
|Nognz brain fitness flagship store in West Vancouver, British Columbia|
Just as people commit to physical fitness routine at the gym, people such as Penny Wilson are asking you to take into consideration your mental fitness routine. It’s not just about playing games; it’s about making a lifestyle change- a commitment to make time for your brain. As Wilson describes, “don’t just limit yourself to games and puzzles. Creating a healthy brain also requires good physical fitness and nutrition, stress management and socialization”, she said. “Stress actually kills your brain cells.”
The good news for you empty nesters out there? Organizations like Pohlig have established lifestyle communities, such as their Athertyn at Haverford Reserve, designed to provide you with exactly that type of environment Penny Wilson was describing. Through Athertyn’s simplified, maintenance-free lifestyle, homeowners can enjoy maintaining their dynamic way of life in a stress-free environment, while pursuing those activities that they enjoy and that feed their body the fuel that it needs. Athertyn residents participate as active members of their community by partaking in various brain and physical fitness hobbies, such as their bridge-playing groups, weekly yoga classes at their clubhouse, and even their book clubs. Athertyn provides baby boomers with the perfect opportunity to create that healthy lifestyle and routine for improving the quality and condition of their well-being.
|Athertyn at Haverford Reserve features a community game room (shown here on the right) so the residents may enjoy doing puzzles or a good game of bridge or backgammon.|