A Look at Luxury Resorts That Now Offer Brain Health Programs (Next Avenue):
“Like any self-disrespecting woman, I’ve spent a lifetime of mirror scrutiny (and cash) on my thighs, hips, heart, back, post-baby belly, even my eyebrows. For all this investment, I’ve paid scant attention to the one irreplaceable body part that keeps everything else running: my brain.
Why not learn how to show it some love, then, in the nicest possible way — by taking it on a brain vacation?
Gray matter is the latest twist in the red-hot wellness tourism category, which is growing by 7.5% a year, according to the Global Wellness Institute .… “It’s possible to alter 70% of your genetic destiny by changing nongenetic factors, with the decisions you make. That’s the new field called epigenetics,” says Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General…
Although anyone can learn brain-health basics at home, doing so with professional support while on vacation costs, well, big vacation bucks. 10-room Lifeworks runs $5,000 for four nights of all-inclusive meals and activities. Canyon Ranch’s “Boost Your Brain” program costs $500, and that’s above its standard tab of $1,099 per person per night — also all-inclusive.
Maybe it’s best to think of this as a brain investment as well as a holiday. What’s the price of a brain that works better, longer?”