Newsweek Japan just published this great article to disseminate latest thinking and research about meditation, brain fitness and digital technologies, based on Alvaro Fernandez’ trip last week to discuss How is our societal obsession with technology changing our health and well-being at the World Forum on Sport and Culture in Tokyo.
Key insights discussed, coming from The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness–now in Japanese!–, included:
1) We are smarter and healthier than ever, so it is not true that technology (or Google) is killing our brains.
2) But it’s true is that we are facing growing health and brain challenges. Why? Because, even if we are smarter and healthier, our fitness is not keeping up with the demands on our brains and minds in our increasingly complex work and life environment. We live longer lives, and society changes faster than ever before.
3) What’s the solution? For starters, to pay more attention to non-invasive methods to improve Brain Fitness, both from individual and institutional perspectives: how to educate our children, how to better equip employees, how to empower older adults. We need to improve brain fitness literacy for people of all ages to understand our brains, to use them wisely, and also to maximize their lifelong health and performance.
To learn more:
- Newsweek Japan story here (In Japanese)
- Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging