Raise your hand if you want to live as well as possible for as long as possible? We all do here at Imagine Float. Our quest for longevity, which includes optimal brain health, always takes center stage. As we age, the desire to not only live longer but also maintain our cognitive abilities becomes increasingly important. Read on as we explore longevity and brain health, while uncovering actionable takeaways and lifestyle choices that will help you to live your very best life!
Longevity is not merely about extending the number of years we live but enhancing the quality of those years. It encompasses a holistic approach that addresses physical health, mental well-being, and emotional resilience. Scientific research has uncovered various factors that contribute to longevity, and many of these factors are intricately linked to maintaining a healthy brain.
Muscle Mass, Longevity, and EMSCULPT NEO
One of the cornerstones of longevity is weight bearing exercise. As we age, we gradually
lose muscle mass and strength characterized as sarcopenia. This loss of muscle mass and strength begins as early as your 30s. Even more importantly, this process accelerates between the ages of 65 and 80. Each decade we can lose as much as 8% of our muscle mass. Why is this important to longevitiy? Muscle mass not only helps us to maintain a healthy weight, but it also creates functional strength.
Functional strength keeps us mobile, independent, and active, thereby increasing our healthspan while simultaneously reducing the risk of chronic disease. Think about it…can you get up and out of a chair without using your arms? Can you carry your groceries in from the car without much effort. While these appear to be simple tasks, they are tasks that keep us independent and are critical to keeping us healthy. While getting to the gym and lifting heavy things every day is vital to regaining that muscle mass, sometimes we need a helping hand. That’s why we love our EMSCULPT NEO so much. The EMSCULPT NEO a game changer in the pursuit for muscle tone. In just 30-minute sessions, this technology comfortably and non-invasively increases muscle tone by 25%, outpacing time and encouraging a proactive approach to aging.
Mindful Practices, Stress Reduction, and BrainTap
Chronic stress accelerates premature aging and cognitive decline, making stress management crucial. While mindful practices such as meditation, yoga, and float therapy offer effective stress relief, some struggle to incorporate these practices into their daily lives because we’ve normalized the chaos and overstimulation in our day-to-day life. Recognizing this, we have introduced BrainTap®--a headset and app combination that uses four key elements to increase your brain fitness in just a 20-minute session.
You wear the headset/visor combination and let the 10-cycle holographic music, guided visualization, binaural beats, and isochronic tones take over. It requires no preparation, no effort, and not only helps reduce the physiological impact of stress but also promotes neuroplasticity – the brain's ability to adapt and reorganize itself. While we love combining BrainTap® with our other services, it is just as powerful when used on its own if all you have is 20-minutes to spare.
Good Quality Sleep and BrainTap
Sleep is often underestimated in its role in longevity and brain health. Not necessarily more sleep, but good, quality sleep. The brain, a muscle requiring rest, undergoes essential restorative processes during sleep, from repair to growth. Despite numerous factors contributing to compromised sleep, prioritizing good sleep hygiene, a consistent sleep schedule, and creating a conducive sleep environment is crucial. I know this is easier said than done. But if I told you that this lack in good quality sleep has been linked to an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases, ex. Alzheimer's and Parkinson, would you pay it more attention? Remember, these intentional shifts in lifestyle are FREE to all and offer immense rewards for overall well-being.
If you want to level up your deep sleep, our BrainTap® headset/app combination includes programs that allow you to experience thought processes that will deliver the deepest states of relaxation and promote healthy, high-quality sleep!
Amid the rise of remote work and virtual meetings, true social interaction is often missing. We are inherently social creatures, and maintaining strong social connections is a key element in promoting longevity. At Imagine Float, we recognize the value of social connections. Clients are encouraged to stay and interact for as long as they like, creating an atmosphere that fosters both physical and emotional wellbeing. We believe these interactions are an “invisible” part of our menu of services.
The Role of Genetics and Epigenetics
While genetics lay the foundation for our health, emerging data on epigenetics emphasizes how lifestyle choices can influence genetic predispositions. So why not make positive lifestyle choices? Why not continue to become more in-tune with your holistic body’s needs? Why not seek therapies that compliment your lifestyle choices. If we can positively influence our longevity and brain health destiny, I say why not?!?
Our lifestyle choices are truly the strongest contributors to our longevity. Regular weight bearing exercise, stress management, good quality sleep, social connections, and epigenetics collectively contribute to living as long as possible as well as possible. Longevity and brain health are interconnected, and our day-to-day choices significantly shape our destinies. Call Imagine Float at 860.255.7771 or go to our website, ImagineFloat.com, to learn how you can increase your longevity and brain health.
Imagine Float is a locally owned, award-winning, woman-owned wellness center in Avon, CT. We offer several innovative healing therapies that when used in synergy they have endless benefits for your physical and mental well-being. Our services and advice are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. A number of our services are not evaluated and/or approved by the FDA. We are not, nor do we claim to be, medical professionals and our therapies can not guarantee results. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Our EMSCULPT NEO service is specifically managed and performed by our Medical Director, Karen Myrick, APRN, or RN following Karen’s guidance.