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Improving your Brain Power<br />Yes, It can be done!<br />
I have a cousin named Tommy<br />At aged 13 he was small.<br />He was skinny.<br />He would complain about it, but people ...
But Tommy had an idea<br />He had heard that you can increase the size of your muscles with exercise.<br />He heard that i...
So Tommy began to lift weights<br />He started with low weights.  He lifted weights several days a week.  He began to beco...
Tommy became a body builder.<br />
Tommy proved several things<br />He proved that muscles can grow larger with exercise.<br />He proved that if you continue...
Since 13, Tommy has always worked his muscles<br />…Still, we only have to look at retired athletes to see that if you sto...
What does that have to do with improving your brain?<br />
Your brain is like your muscles<br />You can make your brain stronger with brain exercises.<br />The key to building the b...
Brain training will make your brain stronger<br />
Do you want to give your brain a workout?<br />San Diego Continuing Education has teamed with Posit Science to create a st...
The Program<br />The PositScience Brain Fitness Program is robust!<br />It lasts for 14 weeks<br />Classes meet three time...
How is this program different?<br />It uses the expertise of scientists from around the world<br />It is based on research...
<ul><li>Speed up brain processing speed
Sharpen the processing accuracy
Stimulate the brain chemicals which control recording of information  *</li></ul>* Information found on PositScience websi...
SDCE will offer 2 brain fitness classes to use the PositScience program<br />Joan Kroc Center:  6605 University Ave., SD<b...
Important information about the program<br />You do NOT need to understand how to use a computer.   Skills are very basic,...
For More Information<br />For more information contact<br />Pat Mosteller (pmostell@sdccd.edu)<br />or <br />Mary Burns Pr...
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Improving Your Brain Power Orientation Presentation

  1. 1. Improving your Brain Power<br />Yes, It can be done!<br />
  2. 2. I have a cousin named Tommy<br />At aged 13 he was small.<br />He was skinny.<br />He would complain about it, but people would say, <br />“Forget it Tommy. This is the body you were born with. You can’t change it.”<br />
  3. 3. But Tommy had an idea<br />He had heard that you can increase the size of your muscles with exercise.<br />He heard that if you begin to exercise with weights, and you continue to add weights, your muscles will become larger.<br />
  4. 4. So Tommy began to lift weights<br />He started with low weights. He lifted weights several days a week. He began to become stronger. As he became stronger, he realized that he had to use heavier weights in order to keep improving. <br />He realized that the more that he worked, the bigger his muscles became. <br />
  5. 5. Tommy became a body builder.<br />
  6. 6. Tommy proved several things<br />He proved that muscles can grow larger with exercise.<br />He proved that if you continued to increase your weights, your muscles would grow larger even faster.<br />He proved that if you want to maintain your muscle size, you need to continue to use weights, only not as much as before.<br />
  7. 7. Since 13, Tommy has always worked his muscles<br />…Still, we only have to look at retired athletes to see that if you stop to exercise your muscles, they will start to get smaller. They will lose their strength. <br />
  8. 8. What does that have to do with improving your brain?<br />
  9. 9. Your brain is like your muscles<br />You can make your brain stronger with brain exercises.<br />The key to building the brain is in working at an increasingly higher rate.<br />You can maintain the health of your brain by performing less vigorous brain training exercises, but you still must do some brain exercise.<br />
  10. 10. Brain training will make your brain stronger<br />
  11. 11. Do you want to give your brain a workout?<br />San Diego Continuing Education has teamed with Posit Science to create a study which will investigate the effectiveness of the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program in improving the cognitive functioning of seniors.<br />
  12. 12. The Program<br />The PositScience Brain Fitness Program is robust!<br />It lasts for 14 weeks<br />Classes meet three times a week<br />Class sessions last about two hours each day<br />You must commit to the entire 14 week program<br />
  13. 13. How is this program different?<br />It uses the expertise of scientists from around the world<br />It is based on research involving brain fitness<br />The program focuses on reversing the 3 root problems of brain function decline associated with aging, which means that it is designed to…<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Speed up brain processing speed
  15. 15. Sharpen the processing accuracy
  16. 16. Stimulate the brain chemicals which control recording of information *</li></ul>* Information found on PositScience website: http://www.positscience.com/science/summary-information/how-it-works<br />
  17. 17. SDCE will offer 2 brain fitness classes to use the PositScience program<br />Joan Kroc Center: 6605 University Ave., SD<br />Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:30<br />and<br />Bayside Community Center: 2202 Comstock Ave., SD<br />Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 12:30 – 3<br />Classes are set to begin the week of 2/2/10.<br />
  18. 18. Important information about the program<br />You do NOT need to understand how to use a computer. Skills are very basic, mainly using a computer mouse.<br />You need a computer headphone to take part in the lessons. It is recommended that you get your own. There will be some basic headphones available to purchase in the classroom.<br />
  19. 19. For More Information<br />For more information contact<br />Pat Mosteller (pmostell@sdccd.edu)<br />or <br />Mary Burns Prine (mprine@sdccd.edu) <br />
  20. 20. What are you waiting for? Start today for a healthy tomorrow!<br />
  21. 21. Check out the websites for more information:<br />Posit Science Home Page: http://www.positscience.com/<br />Watch the video which describes the program: http://www.positscience.com/our-products/bfp/video-brainfitnessprogram<br /><ul><li>How does the program work?
  22. 22. Who are the scientists behind PositScience?
  23. 23. Clinical results in healthy adults
  24. 24. Results with clinical conditions</li></ul>Does Brain Training Work? Hear from the BBC<br />Can Brain Training keep your brain healthy? Also from BBC<br />

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