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New book on how “Forest Bathing” can promote physical and mental health

– The Kumano Kodo trail in Japan

Nature deficit dis­or­der” is a mod­ern afflic­tion. With more peo­ple liv­ing in cities, work­ing in high-rise office build­ings, and becom­ing addict­ed to their innu­mer­able elec­tron­ic devices, many of us are indeed expe­ri­enc­ing a nature deficit. This is true for chil­dren and adults alike.

In his new book, For­est Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Hap­pi­ness, Japan­ese med­ical doc­tor and researcher Qing Li presents some sober­ing sta­tis­tics: By 2050, accord­ing to the Unit­ed Nations Pop­u­la­tion Divi­sion, three quar­ters of the world’s peo­ple will live in cities. Even now, the aver­age Amer­i­can spends 93 per­cent of the time indoors, and Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Brain teasers and brain fitness tips to improve attention and memory in 2016

3_BRAINSDear Sharp­Brains friend,

Time for Sharp­Brains’ Decem­ber e-newslet­ter…and we are hon­ored to announce that the Japan­ese edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness just became avail­able, and is doing well! (more below)

Let us wish you Hap­py Hol­i­days and Hap­py New Year, and share a few resources and insights that may come handy in 2016.

Resources to enhance brain fitness in 2016:

New brain research:

Take-aways from the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit:

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Meanwhile, in Japan…

 

Best wish­es for a sharp, healthy and hap­py 2016!

The Sharp­Brains Team

SharpBrains’ Brain Fitness Guide is becoming a bestseller book in Japan!

SharpBrainsGuide_JapanProud to share that the Japan­ese edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness is becom­ing a best­seller book in the Health and Sci­ence sec­tions of Ama­zon Japan, helped no doubt by this great review arti­cle in Newsweek Japan.

If you speak Japan­ese, please pick up a copy of the book, and spread the word with oth­ers!

–> Japan­ese edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, avail­able in soft­cover and Kin­dle edi­tions. Oth­er avail­able lan­guages: Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Nestle launches Wellness Club in Japan integrating Nutritionists and Brain Trainers

wellness-club-japanMatch made in nutri­tion­al heav­en: Nestlé launch­es Well­ness Club (press release):

Nestlé Japan has launched the company’s first per­son­alised health sup­port ser­vice. Nestlé Well­ness Club pro­vides sub­scribers with nutri­tion­al sup­port based on data about their phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, dietary infor­ma­tion and brain train­ing scores, Read the rest of this entry »

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