Which Brain Training Program Should I Buy?

With the current choices of memory and braining training programs out there, it can be confusing when it comes to making a decision. Which brain training program should I buy? Our friends at SharpBrains.com have come up with an excellent program evaluation checklist of 10 questions to help you. Each question includes a brief explanation of why that particular question is an important one to ask.

Which Brain Training Program Should I Buy?

Which brain training program should I buy?

* 5. Is it a struc­tured pro­gram with guid­ance on how many hours per week and days per week to use it?

Cog­ni­tive train­ing, or “Brain exer­cise”, is not a magic pill. You have to do the exer­cises in order to ben­e­fit, so you need clar­ity on the effort required.

* 6. Do the exer­cises vary and teach me some­thing new?

The only way to exer­cise impor­tant parts of our brain is by tack­ling novel challenges.

* 7. Does the pro­gram chal­lenge and moti­vate me, or does it feel like it would become easy once I learned it?

Good brain exer­cise requires increas­ing lev­els of difficulty.

* 8. Does the pro­gram fit my per­sonal goals?

Each indi­vid­ual has dif­fer­ent goals/ needs when it comes to brain health. For exam­ple, some want to man­age anx­i­ety, oth­ers to improve short-term memory…

* 9. Does the pro­gram fit my lifestyle?

Some brain exer­cise pro­grams have great short-term results but are very intense. Oth­ers may be bet­ter over time

* 10. Am I ready and will­ing to do the pro­gram, or would it be too stressful?

Excess stress reduces, or may even inhibit, neurogenesis-the cre­ation of new neurons-. So, it is impor­tant to make sure not to do things that stress us in unhealthy ways.

For the first 4 questions, go here.

Which brain training program should I buy? You’ll know the answer to this question after you’ve used this great list of questions.

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