These workouts combine aerobic exercise with basic brain challenges — two great ways to keep your mind sharp.
In addition to guiding you through a fitness class, your instructor also leads you through verbal brain games that you answer while exercising.
For example, you might be asked to count backward by twos, call out the name of the president in a certain year, or remember three numbers that you'll have to recite later.
Cognitive workouts pose 'dual task' challenges for the brain your brain must allocate resources to the physical activity and the cognitive task. That engages the frontal lobes, an important part of the brain for decision making, controlling impulses, planning, and other executive functions. Not only does cognitive exercise good for the brain but also great workout for the entire body, it improves balance speed and agility along with strengthen of the core.
Cognitive exercise is very new on the scene but used basic move which required very little equipment such as Cones, Hurdles, Medicine Ball and Agility Ladder, Cognitive workout can be done any where in your home, back garden or local parks.
If you think cognitive exercise is some thing you are interested in, please speak to a fitness professional who have had experience in this field.
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