Saturday, October 22, 2011

If you want smart kids, combine music with USANIMALS

An article in the Winnipeg Free Press today, Oct. 22, 2011, says that to improve your IQ, your brain needs specialized forms of cognitive training every day.   Studies indicate this is also true with children, and we all want to give children the best opportunity to learn and develop to their fullest potential.

Sylvain Moreno, a neuroscientist at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute has focused his efforts on children.

He recently reported the results of a study in which children aged 4 to 6 were introduced to rhythm, pitch and melody in a computer-based cognitive training program.  This involved games and cartoon characters.  Following 20 days of instruction, the children performed significantly better on a verbal IQ test compared to their scores before the training.

Our daughter, Marcie Gerbrandt, an Accredited Music Therapist, works with a number of children who are cognitively or physically challenged.  It would be interesting to have her do similar studies within the schools where she practices.   Check her website for a special musical package:

And how do the USANA USANIMALS supplements help cognitive function?  From my vantage point, children who are healthy, will have better brain function, and also be able to respond better to musical activities. 

Feed a child's brain balanced nutrition, and it will function better.   In addition to a good diet (which children don't always want to eat), plenty of rest and exercise, the addition of an advanced formulation of important nutrients gives a child a better chance at a healthy body and a healthy brain.  The USANIMALS rank in the top two out of hundreds of vitamins sold in North America, listed in The Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements by Lyle MacWilliam.

Include musical activities for yourself and your children in your regular activities, along with USANA's top-ranked supplements for the whole family.  Studies indicate it's a wise decision for greater cognitive functions for everyone.

Deanna Waters
Dedicated to healthier families
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