Did you know that your hippocampus, the memory center in your brain, is literally able to grow new cells? Recent research confirms the hippocampus regenerates throughout your entire lifetime – even into your 90s – provided you give it the tools to do so. Tools?
You’ll recognize the tools: diet, exercise, sleep BUT in the top 10 recommendations to preserve and improve your brain function is learning a new skill!
When is the last time you learned something new? I’d like to encourage you to find your AMTA or ABMP tribe and make the effort to get involved a little. Go to a workshop. Take a class. And it’s not just about improving your cognitive function.
Too many massage therapists feel isolated. Even when they work in a busy practice, they admit they feel alone. Part of the reason is because we are always ‘on’. We are on for our clients, on for our family, on for our friends…Guess what?
When you take a Continuing Ed class you don’t have to be on. You don’t have to know all the answers. You get to ask the questions. You get to stretch your skills by stretching out of your comfort zone. Yah, I know it takes time and it costs money. Don’t most things that are good for you take time and cost money? So go for it. Learn something new. Make your hippocampus happy.