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Improving brain fitness literacy in Japan

Shoukei Matsumoto and Alvaro Fernandez. Courtesy of Newsweek Japan

– Shoukei Mat­sumo­to and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez. Cour­tesy of Newsweek Japan

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 Fit­nessnow 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 chBrainFitnessJapanese_Amazonanges 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.

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