"Brain gyms" appear in the neighborhood

May 2009
Work-Life Newsbrief & Trend Report;May2009, p9
The article focuses on the brain gymnasiums that have sprung up all over the U.S. These gymnasiums, some with personal trainers, offer mental-fitness assessments and relaxation exercises in addition to basic cognitive training. These gymnasiums have reportedly evoked a mixed response from different quarters, while some consider it a gimmick that trades on people's fear of age-related dementia, studies also suggest an improvement with memory and attention skills.


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