Improve Memory, Concentration, Productivity, and Health by Reducing Stress
It has been well established that stress destroys cells in the hippocampus, a brain site responsible for memory storage and retrieval. This happens to most of us as we get older, especially memory for recent events such as forgetting familiar names, what we went shopping for, and where we left our keys or glasses. A recent study that followed over 1200 senior citizens without such problems for 12 years, found that those who began to exhibit mild cognitive impairment due to stress or depression were much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Of equal concern is strong evidence that memory loss is starting to surface in individuals in their forties due to increased stress.
2. Fortunately, you can reduce these damaging effects of stress and improve focus, concentration, and productivity due to recent advances in neurofeedback. The Peak Achievement Trainer, which provides very understandable real-time feedback on brain wave activity in the form of a video display, teaches you how to strengthen the mind to improve alertness and concentration.
3. It has been used by coaches and elite athletes to improve performance and leading golf instructors like David Leadbetter have demonstrated how it can perfect your mental game to lower scores.
4. The Peak Achievement Trainer has numerous other applications, needs no messy electrode paste and is easy to use. Other devices that provide immediate heart rate variability feedback can also quickly teach you how to lower stress levels, improve performance and even reduce insomnia.
5. Diminished heart rate variability is seen in a variety of stress-related disorders and is a powerful predictor of sudden death. Learning how to increase heart rate variability has numerous cardiovascular and other physical as well as mental health benefits.
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