Have you ever put your glasses on a surface in a room you are in and didn’t leave, and 5mins later, you can’t seem to remember where you put it?
Or came in with the car keys, dropped it on a surface, went to get a drink, only to get ready to go out again and you just can’t remember where you dropped it?!!
By the way, you aren’t over 40 yet! Well for those who ask me what I mean by cognitive wellness… Can you guess what it is now?
The term “Cognitive Wellness” isn’t new on the world stage but it is definitely a rarity in Nigeria. We are currently all hyped up about wellness but only in the physical body category. Everyone is loosing weight, trying to eat with different diet plans for different body chemistry types.
I am on the skinny side and really don’t do all that stuff; yes, I am an organic and healthy eating “somebody” but that was it until I started forgetting where I put my glasses or car keys within minutes of using them. Then I realized I needed to do something fast as I wasn’t getting any younger and my brain was definitely not going to stop forgetting if I continued to ignore its own Wellness.
As a lady whose first degree was physiology, I knew the body and brain worked together and if I was going to fix the issues I had cognitively, I would also get ready to do a lot of bodily and lifestyle adjustment, the solution had to be wholistic.
I also know that I am not alone in this phase of forgetfulness so we, at The Reading Gym Nigeria, decided to focus on Cognitive Wellness for our adult clients and believe me, it’s a big package. Yes, we will have the occasional book reads but we are going to also work on our lifestyle and hope for the best.
I’m so excited about our “6 Thumbs of Cognitive Wellness” and will be talking about that in my next post.
Till then, bye.