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Brain Fitness: Building Your Mind's Muscle

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Your brain needs a workout too.
Air Date: 6/3/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dave Beal
Dave BealDave Beal is the Program Director and Head National Trainer for Power Brain Education (PBE) and the author of the upcoming book The Power Brain Classroom.  

After several successful years of teaching Brain Education (BE) as a classroom teacher in Freeport and Brooklyn, NY, Dave has spent the last eight years training thousands of administrators, parents and students how to utilize their fullest brain potential through BE.  
Dave’s vision is to help every school in the U.S. become a “Power Brain School” which promotes health, happiness, peace and optimal achievement for each member of the school community. Power Brain Education has worked with 400 schools, training 15,000 teachers and 40,000 students in mindfulness and neuroplasticity techniques over the past eight years. NYC Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Farina recently endorsed PBE for their success in promoting social-emotional wellness and PBE is working with the NYC DOE to bring Brain Education to all 1800 schools in NYC over the next three years.

Dave has led experiential BE sessions and lectures at the United Nations Headquarters, Nike Corporate Headquarters, the University of Brain Education in South Korea and presented BE to the Congress of New Mexico. Dave holds his BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his Masters in Education from PACE University (both with honors). He is the main trainer for all Power Brain Education instructor programs.
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  • Guest Twitter Account: @PowerBrainEdu
Brain Fitness: Building Your Mind's Muscle
Your brain is an incredibly powerful tool. This is why brain education is so important for both children and adults.

Brain exercise encompasses cognitive, physical and emotional training. The goal is to create new synapses in the brain.

You can strengthen your brain by relaxing. Unplug for one or two minutes at a time per hour and take a "brain break." This refreshes and reboots the brain. Napping is great for your brain as well. The brain typically dips between 2 pm and 4 pm, so even a 10-minute nap can refocus your day. Puzzles, music and math are all good for your brain. Using your non-dominant hand for tasks does amazing things for your brain.

Listen in as Dave Beal of Power Brain Education shares how you can make your brain more fit and how schools are benefiting from these techniques.
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