Wellness Connection Champions are partnering with Work-Life Solutions to present a monthly webinar series for WashU employees. This will be an opportunity for our community to connect on a regular basis for professional & personal development. Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm to learn about a variety of wellness topics. The month of October will cover:
Building Mental Fitness for Optimal Brain Power
For a long time, the scientific community believed we were born with a certain number of brain cells and neural pathways and that, once damaged, they could not be repaired. In reality, our brains are much more flexible. Depending on our lifestyle, we can weaken or destroy connections, or create new, stronger ones. Engaging regularly in certain behaviors and activities, like physical exercise, addressing mental health issues, meditation, and learning a new language or musical instrument, support new wiring and can make existing pathways stronger. Essentially, we can slow down or somewhat prevent cognitive decline by doing challenging mental exercises to keep our brains fit for optimal power.
This session is for anyone looking to work out one of the most important organs in the body: the brain.