New Study Says Book Readers Live Longer

A study at Yale University School of Public Health found that American adults 50 and over increased their survival by up to 23% just by reading books!

The researchers analyzed data from 3,635 men and woman over 50 initially and then 12 years later. They found that adults who read books for up to 3.5 hours each week were 17% less likely to die over the 12 years compared to those who didn’t read books. Better still, those who read for more than 3.5 hours a week were 23% less likely to die.

The study took into account factors like education, age, wealth, self-reported health and marital status, among otherReading newspapers and magazines also showed increased survival, but without nearly as much effect.  Not surprisingly, the people who read the most were women with higher income and a college education.

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LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.

LearningRx Announces Student of the Month Winner!

We like to acknowledge the hard work of current and past students of all ages by doing video “shout outs” that highlight their successes. Each month we choose one winner from all the video submissions. This month’s winner is Wayne Kolstad, who became a proficient reader at age 72! A traumatic brain injury in his childhood impaired Wayne’s ability to read and remember. Since completing his personal brain training at a LearningRx center in Woodbury, Minnesota, Wayne is reading proficiently, focusing, and paying attention better than ever! His trainer, Brock, says Wayne works harder than any other student in the center to achieve results. Check out Wayne’s video here.

 

 

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.

LearningRx Reviews the Game “Bop It!”

What it is: Twist it, Bop it, and Pull it in the sequence the game tells you to! Bop it has many different versions, but all of them challenge your child to focus and make quick decisions. Bop It! could be a LearningRx brain training procedure all by itself! I have purchased several Bop It!s over the years and my kids love to play and try to get high score.

Brain Benefits: Processing Speed, Sustained Attention, Selective Attention, Auditory Processing, and Sensory Motor Integration

What I love: I kept this game in my car for years so that the kids could play on the road (and yes, I know that could annoy some parents, but keeping my kids occupied has always outweighed the negatives). So if you have someone in your life who could benefit from better attention, less impulsivity, or maybe just less distraction, I highly recommend this micro version which retails under 10 bucks. I also found some “vintage” options on Amazon.com at over $100, so apparently they also appreciate in value!

What I would change: It would be great if they could create a version that used a headset so they game could be played without annoying others around them. And the price on vintage Bop It is costly.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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To read more LearningRx reviews of brain-building games, toys, apps and books, visit www.learningrxreviews.com.

 

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.

Myths Surrounding Dyslexia

There are a lot of myths surrounding dyslexia. Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions is that dyslexia is about reversing letters. In reality, dyslexia is about weak phonemic awareness skills. Phonemic awareness and auditory processing skills are the underlying cognitive abilities to hear and remember the smallest individual units of sound in a word. The word dyslexia actually means, “poor with words or trouble with reading.” This could mean reading fluently, out loud, reading new words, and/or pronouncing words correctly.

Another myth is that dyslexia is a lifelong label. But it doesn’t need to be. Just check out our article below on what personal brain training has done to help some people labeled as dyslexic. You can also read more about treatments, myths, tools and tips related to dyslexia here.

 

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.

Choosing Age-Appropriate Books for Your Kids

You want your child to love reading as much as you do, but how do you find books that aren’t too mature or too boring? Here’s a quick reference guide for books by age.

Ages 3-5
What to look for: Books in this age category are typically picture books—heavy on illustrations and bright colors, often written with shorter, simpler sentences.

Ages 6-8
What to look for: Books in this age category are often referred to as “early reader” books. It’s common for these types of books to use lots of sight words or words that can be easy deciphered with the rules of phonics. The illustrations typically reflect the text in order to offer clues to more difficult words.

Ages 9-12
What to look for: This age group (or ages 8-12) is often referred to as “middle grade” readers. Books tend to run longer than for younger children—typically 30,000 to 50,000 words. The protagonist is usually between 10 and 13 and topics are frequently focused on friends and family. The voice is often third person.

Ages 13-18
What to look for: Young Adult (YA) books are longer than middle-grade books, ranging from 50,000 to 75,000 words, and typically told in first person in order to hear the main character reflect on what happens to and around them. YA books for the lower ages in the category (13 and 14), is usually free of violence, cursing and sexually explicit language, while books for the older ages in the category are more edgy.

Looking for tips to help improve your child’s reading comprehension? Check out this list of tips from LearningRx.

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx.com/reviews.