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Great Brain Gain

Get your

brain active

this summer

Text 'GAIN' to 888-844-8991!

Become intentional about brain fitness

The summer slump is real when we don't include brain-healthy activities. As you focus on keeping yourself and your family physically active this summer, become intentional about brain fitness too.
Join the Great Brain Gain movement to avoid the summer brain drain!

6 Ways to Focus on Brain Gains this Summer

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Are your daily habits TOXIC?

What you do in daily life makes a difference in your long-term brain health. Answer 8 quick questions to find out how helpful or harmful your everyday habits are for your brain health and wellness.

#2 Join the Text Challenge

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Text 'GAIN' to 888-844-8991

Join our 7-day text challenge* – take simple steps toward better brain health by learning and applying daily brain-healthy tips.
  • Improve focus
  • Increase "aha!" moments
  • Reframe mistakes or challenges
  • Find your brain’s "prime time"
  • Improve memory
  • Spark curiosity
  • Enhance mental flexibility
On Day 1: Learn something surprising most of us do every day that hinders our focus, and learn what to do instead. A quick, fun video will give you the science behind it. We'll then challenge you to put your new skill to work.
Text GAIN to 888-844-8991 to get all 7 days!
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#3 Explore Youth and Family Resources

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Keep young brains active

If you have kids ages 8-17, approach your parenting in a new way with Parenting Minds™ – enjoy a two-lesson preview to start your BrainHealthy Parenting journey.
Give your 6th-11th grader a SMART Edge – a summer camp featuring eight days of SMART brain training tailored to adolescents (JULY 22-AUGUST 1).
Learn how teachers can transform their classroom when trained to understand the developing brain, build skills in critical thinking and reasoning, and optimize student learning. Check out the Adolescent Reasoning Initiative™.

#4 Adopt our summer Know Brainers

Try More Know Brainers

Know Brainers are simple brain-healthy tips and habits backed by science.

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The Brain Gain Workplace Challenge is a FREE 4-week call to action for your company, team, ERG or working group.
Each week, participants get science-backed tips and strategies to optimize productivity, maintain mental energy, prioritize tasks and more.
Weekly surveys gauge the impact, ensuring you team gains the most from this challenge. Access the printable pdf

#6 Participate in an open study

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Help advance the science of brain health by joining one of our multiple open studies.

The Science of Brain Gain

For the past 25 years, peer-reviewed BrainHealth research has shown evidence of the brain's lifelong ability to improve.