Train the Brain
Design Exercise Programs That Promote Brain Health
Worldwide, there is an exponential increase in the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline, constituting a serious epidemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), exercise is one of the most evidence-based lifestyle behaviors for preventing and slowing cognitive decline. A majority of individuals are concerned with preventing neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and cognitive decline, but may lack awareness of the specific benefits of exercise on the brain or may wonder if their exercise program is the best possible one for their brain health. As a health and fitness professional, you have the power to close the gap in individualized exercise programming and brain health through improving your comprehension of neuroscience theory and application.
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of neuroscience and the benefits of different types of exercise on the brain
- Educate current and prospective clients about brain health and learn the value of referring to allied healthcare providers
- Design individualized exercise programs for brain health goals that will add more value to your services and improve brain health-related outcomes your clients may experience
- Combine cognitive tasks with exercise techniques to enhance engagement during exercise sessions and attract new clients interested in better brain health
Ryan GlattRyan Glatt is a personal trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience. He currently practices brain-based strategies for cognitive enhancement at the Pacific Brain Health Center in Los Angeles. Ryan has pursued education from the Amen Clinics, the Neuroscience Academy, Academy for Brain Health & Performance, and the Master's of Applied Neuroscience program at King's College of London. He has worked with a wide variety of populations with various neurological considerations, including those with MCI, dementia, TBI, and Parkinson's. Ryan focuses his practice and research towards slowing cognitive decline for those with cognitive complaint and those who want to prevent neurodegenerative conditions.