Brain physical keeping check on health

(NBC) - How would you like to be more productive? Some people are taking enormous mental leaps just by getting their brain power checked, and it's really paying off.

It's called a brain physical and it measures cognitive brain function, reasoning and mental flexibility.

Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, chief director at the Center for Brain Health, said they're finding that people are burning out their brains by multi-tasking.

"We actually start to see this type of mental function decline in our 30s and 40s because people go to more automatic levels of processing information - just information in, information out," Chapman said.

The brain physical then gives recommendations, telling patients to do things like list their top three tasks each day and work on each for 30 minutes without distractions.

The brain physical can also show indicators for future health problems, like Alzheimer's.

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