I am partnering with AARP Staying Sharp to bring you this post about brain health. All opinions are my own personal experience using the program.
My own health and wellness is something I like to think that I have a good hold on. Eating better and moving more are always on the back of mind. One thing that was rarely on my mind was, brain health. As a women in the mid-life stage brain health is something I need to think about more. Mental alertness and cognitive function decreases with age and I am no spring chicken.
When I had the chance to review the AARP Staying Sharp brain health program, I was sure I’d score high on every part of it. I am always learning new things, play word games and read as much as I can. So my brain health should be top notch, right? Much to my surprise, the assessment proved I need some work in several areas. Proving, no matter what age you are, focusing on brain health needs to be a top priority.
Staying Sharp is a subscription-based, digital platform that promotes holistic brain health through free and premium brain games, recipes and more. Each users unique brain health plan is curated based on their own Brain Health Assessment.
Staying Sharp Brain Health Assessment
The key measures of the assessment include your Cognitive function, how well your brain processes information and Lifestyle, how your daily activities support your brain health.
For the cognitive measures Staying Sharp uses the Brain Health Assessment tool – a scientifically backed, clinically-validated tool that answers the questions “How well is my brain?” and “How am I performing against others in my same demographic?”
The Lifestyle activities you will receive scores in include:
- MOVE (physical activity)
- NOURISH (eating habits)
- RELAX (stress management)
- DISCOVER (learning new information)
- CONNECT (social interaction)
Again another big surprise. My scores were much lower than I expected. My lowest score coming in the move category. I do get 10,000 steps a day and strive for 60 minutes of activity, but I am sedentary more than I should be.
Staying Sharp is validated by findings recommended by the Global Council on Brain Health – an independent collaborative of scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts from around the world working in areas of brain health related to human cognitio
Once you take the assessment you choose where to start and how much effort you put into the recommendations. Since the Staying Sharp program is on a digital based platform you can log in at your convenience and improve your brain health at your own pace.
Based on my results I have some new activities to try. There will be new recipes added to our menu plan and articles to read. Playing games to improve brain health is something I am sure to enjoy.
Are you ready to improve your brain health? I have the chance to give 20 people a FREE month to the Staying Sharp Program.
To enter the giveaway, post the following comment on this blog post: “I want to take the Brain Health Assessment.” **
** “After you are confirmed as an eligible recipient and upon claiming the gift, you will receive your free 1-month membership to Staying Sharp. If you do not cancel, then your membership will continue and the annual subscription rate (plus applicable tax) will be charged to your credit card about the same date each year that you continue your membership. You may cancel your membership and stop the billing anytime by notifying AARP by calling 888-339-5758.”
OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY TERMS/RULES:
A) Grand Prize Sweepstakes: post the comment “I want to take the Brain Health Assessment.” Upon posting this comment, each entrant will become eligible to win. Only one (1) entry per individual.
- Selection of Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winners (“Sweepstakes Winners”): Prizes will be awarded to entrants on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Sponsor will notify Sweepstakes Winners via [insert method] within [x] hours of when the entrant posts their comment on the Blog, and must respond via[insert method] within [x] hours to claim Prize. All potential Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. If Sponsor is unable to reach a potential Winner using the information provided, if potential Winner fails to respond to claim his or her Prize during the allotted timeframe, or if Sponsor is unable to verify a potential Winner when contacted by an AARP representative, that entrant will be disqualified as the potential Sweepstakes Winner and Sponsor will select another entry form from among all eligible entries on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Prizes: Each Sweepstakes Winner will receive a one-month free subscription to Staying Sharp. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize: $5.99. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,198. If the actual retail value of the Grand Prize differs from its stated ARV, the Sweepstakes Winner will not receive the difference in value. Limit: Only one (1) Grand Prize per individual. Odds of Winning: Odds of winning a Grand Prize depend upon the total number of all eligible entries received and when each entrant posts his or her comment on the Blog.
- Automatic Renewal: Upon acceptance of the Prize, each winner will also be required to sign a statement authorizing AARP to enroll him or her in a Staying Sharp membership. This statement will authorize AARP to charge the Winner’s credit card for the price of this membership (ARV: $35.99 per year). Upon termination of each Winner’s free subscription, winners will be automatically enrolled in a Staying Sharp membership unless this subscription is cancelled by the Winner. This request for cancellation must be received within 30 days of the renewal date to be effective. There are no refunds for memberships following this cancellation deadline. Failure to consent to enrollment in this membership may result in disqualification of the potential Sweepstakes Winner and Sponsor shall select another entry form from among all eligible entries on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Participant need not be an AARP member in order to enter and/or win the Grand Prize Sweepstakes. Being an AARP member will not increase your chance or odds of winning.