In my new book, “Use Your Brain to Change Your Age,” a major theme is that support from a workout buddy, or small group of like-minded people, significantly improves the chances of adopting new healthy habits.
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
As many new year’s resolutions are falling flat this time of year, a new online community is being introduced today to provide the single most important ingredient to improve your health: A community, also referred to as “the secret sauce” for success by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Introduced today by Dr. Amen’s team, the “Amen Solution @ Home” offers access to other brain healthy people and experts with a knowledge base to plug into when motivations are low, and stress is high.
“In my new book, “Use Your Brain to Change Your Age,” a major theme is that support from a workout buddy, or small group of like-minded people, significantly improves the chances of adopting new healthy habits,” said Dr. Amen, founder and CEO of Amen Clinics, Inc. “There is amazing power when you can help others, and vice versa, when you have a group of people to turn to when the going gets tough.”
Dr. Amen said there’s proof of this fact in several studies, including one published in the New England Journal of Illness, which found that one of the strongest associations in the spread of illness is who you spend time with. “If your friends are obese, you have a 57 percent higher change of becoming obese too. Researchers also found that when health-conscious people improve their health, their friends’ health improves as well.”
“We saw this with The Daniel Plan, which I helped create for Saddleback Church’s initiative to improve their congregation’s health, and other churches around the world,” Dr. Amen said. “Using a small group model to distribute healthy education, more than 15,000 people lost roughly 250,000 pounds and report many other benefits in less that one year. Pastor Rick Warren also has adopted the Daniel Plan concepts and has lost 60 pounds en route to 90.”
People can join the Amen Solution @ Home community at no charge. And for a modest monthly fee, can also access Dr. Amen’s team of experts, knowledge-base, receive discounts on products and much more all designed to improve brain health.
In addition to the community section on The Amen Solution @ Home, there is a “brain gym,” journal and relaxation areas, as well meal plans, exercise suggestions which are all part of the 10-Step program.
The Amen Solution @ Home “10 Steps” include:
1. Boost your brain
2. Know you motivation
3. Know your numbers
5. End cravings
6. Brain health nutrition
7. Know your brain type(s)
9. Influence others
10. Overcome barriers
In his 30-year career, Dr. Amen has performed more than 70,000 brain SPECT imaging scans, measuring the blood flow and activity of the brain. He has also completed numerous clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of addressing brain health, including the landmark study of 115 players from the National Football League. This study demonstrated that by following a brain-healthy program, a person can slow or even reverse many symptoms of aging, including improving memory, mood, and other cognitive functions.
The Amen Clinics, Inc. have worked with tens of thousands of patients from 90 countries to improve their brain health, including problems with ADD/ADHD, depression, aggression, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, substance abuse, autism, brain damage and many other symptoms of poor brain health.
DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D. is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain-imaging expert who heads Amen Clinics, Inc. with locations in Newport Beach, California, San Francisco, Reston, Virginia, and Bellevue, Washington (http://www.amenclinics.com). He also serves on the faculty of the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He authored 29 books, four of which are New York Times bestsellers “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,” “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body,” “Magnificent Mind At Any Age” and “The Amen Solution.”
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