Do you think about brain health?
The health of our brain is crucial to everything we do, affecting how well we move, think, and feel. Recent neuroscience discoveries indicate that regularly engaging in healthy lifestyle activities - like physical exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, sleeping well, meditating, and having strong social connections – can have a powerful effect on the structure of our brain, the way it functions, and our overall brain health. This means that much like our physical health, our brain health could be something we continually work to improve, all throughout our lives. But do you - or would you – engage in science-recommended lifestyle activities to enhance your brain health?
The research team at Monash University’s BrainPark (www.brainpark.com) are seeking the help of Australians all over the country to answer this question. Hundreds of young people have already completed a short survey about their attitudes towards brain health and using lifestyle approaches to enhance it. Now they need assistance from those who are over 60, to better understand their unique perspectives and attitudes. Can you help?
The survey takes 10 – 15 minutes and is done online, your responses are anonymous, and all entrants are invited into a prize draw to win one of three $50 Coles/Myer vouchers.
The BrainPark research team will use your responses to shape how they develop new science-based lifestyle programs for better brain health, how they encourage people to engage with them in the community, and how they work with the medical system to bring them into routine health care. By having your say, you are helping the research team create healthy habits, brains, and lifestyles across Australia!
Follow the link below to contribute:
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*this research project has been approved by the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee, project #24793.