Will Roll Out New Workout Plan that helps Increase Brain Power.
AUSTIN, TX: February 16, 2018--braincardio™ has partnered with the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department’s 50 Plus Services Division to teach an ongoing series of exercises that has been proven to increase memory, energy, self-esteem, clarity, curiosity, ambition, emotional stability and well being. Dr. Joe Bates, bestselling author and nationally recognized physician, challenges participants interested in upping their mental edge to try specific workouts with braincardio™ - a series of fun exercises that engage and connect new neural connections that help people build cognition – or, thinking ‘better’ - especially with memory improvement.
The Parks & Recreation Department has employed a trained instructor through the 50 Plus services division to teach the braincardio™ program on an ongoing basis with braincardio’s creator, Dr. Bates, who will visit throughout the year. Dr. Bates and the Parks & Recreation Department staff are excited to see more Austin adults change the way they age, think and feel by doing specific yet fun brain workouts.These workouts will engage all areas of the brain to help increase its power.
Attendees to each braincardio™ session will learn true brain exercise, NOT brain entertainment that is so often marketed to seniors. Dr. Bates will return to Austin on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the South Austin Senior Activity Center located at 3911 Manchaca Road, Austin, Texas, to personally teach a class and answer questions. The event starts at 6:30pm, and is FREE to the public.
Dr. Bates was inspired by one of the largest government studies funded by The *NIH called *ACTIVE, with about 3,000 people to see if exercising the brain makes any difference. The Results were in, YES! 10 years later, the people who brain-trained resulted in improved cognitive ability. Dr. Bates was adamant about developing something people could do every day that was simple, effective and didn’t use a smart device or video or expense to help them feel better every day.
Dr. Joe Bates is a double board-certified award-winning psychiatrist and pediatrician who recently retired as clinical director at Rusk State Hospital in Rusk, Texas to spend more time serving his fellow veterans in his current role, leading psychiatrist for the Tyler VA Clinic. He is a native of Homer near Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he was president of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was honored with the "Highest Ideals of Medicine" Award.
Dr. Bates received the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam with the US Army as a major in the Medical Corps. He completed residencies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and has taken a leadership role in medical practice and teaching for the past fifty years. In 2013, Dr. Bates’s designed the Wellness Program that was the recipient of the David Pharis Award for making significant contributions to the safety and quality of inpatient care and outcomes for Texas state psychiatric hospitals. This program has recently been endorsed by the Joint Commission and is included in the national Leading Practice Library.
Dr. Bates is a member of the Christian Medical Society and has traveled to Russia, Estonia, and Belize on mission trips. He was awarded The National 2015 Mensa Intellectual Benefits to Society Award for his work with cognitive remediation training. He and his wife, Paula, live in Tyler, Texas, and are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of thirteen.
His latest and ongoing achievement is helping people age, think, feel and live better with a series of personal brain fitness workouts he developed proven to increase confidence, hope, well-being, energy, and best of all memory. The exercise method is called braincardio™. He is the author of the award winning book, Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks to A Smarter You. The scientific success of the book stems from the CRT (cognitive remediation therapy) study that was published in Current Psychiatry, April 2016. He is currently right in the middle of teaching someone to live their best life, RIGHT NOW.
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