Leading Brain Expert Prescribes a ‘Visit to The Woodlands YMCA’ To Increase Brain Power & Life Fulfillment – Rare Speaking Event January 8

By: Roxanne Davis
| Published 12/07/2018


THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Dr. Joe Bates, creator of braincardio™ has been invited by the YMCA to lead and speak at a unique event showing how specific, yet proven brain exercise can increase memory, confidence, energy, self-esteem, clarity, curiosity, ambition, emotional stability, and wellbeing – brain power. Dr. Bates, bestselling author of “Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks to a Smarter You”, and nationally recognized physician, challenges attendees who are interested in self-empowerment, to up their mental edge by trying something they’ve never done before – braincardio™. Kicking off the year with TRUE MENTAL FITNESS will help anyone do anything, better - losing weight, accomplishing goals or having the courage to try something new, despite the fear of failure. “This is how big ideas are brought to the world marketplace – one person ‘thinking better and staying focused, despite the challenges’, says Dr. Bates. Braincardio™ a series of game exercises that engage and connect new neural connections has been helping adults build cognition – or, thinking ‘better’ for living well every day and without regrets.

Dr. Bates and The YMCA staff are excited to offer a chance to change the way we age, think and feel with an opportunity to meet a nationally known, award winning Texas physician who is on a mission to help everyone live well by knowing how to care for their brain.

“Learning the difference between what really helps your brain work at its peak level is vital. Wellbeing is 100% a byproduct of how we think, how we react to things that happen day to day that’s out of our control, how we perceive ourselves, and how mentally fit we are to balance Life that’s filled with purpose not just living on ‘auto-pilot’. Everyone needs and wants purpose in their lives. In order to experience ‘good life’ no matter the circumstances, we MUST choose to exercise our brain just like we do our biceps! Kids do this daily and have fun learning. We, as adults, should do the same. It’s amazing what’s possible when we understand that training our brain is The Foundation to doing and accomplishing anything in life. The all favorite, losing weight, or being a good parent or partner, listening to others, learning to be un-offended by others, and doing your best at work (even if you don’t like your job) and home-life, - the possibilities are incredible – your BRAIN is incredible, treat it well and watch your life change. I know, it changed my life too.” Dr. Bates

THE EVENT: Dr. Bates will be speaking at The Woodlands Family YMCA at Branch Crossing on January 8th, 2019. The address is 8100 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382. The free event starts at 6:30 pm, and is open to YMCA Members & the public. Please register at www.ymcahouston.org/smc-branch-crossing. For more information call 281-367-9622.

For More Information or to set up an interview with Dr. Bates, please contact: Kim McCoy 312-543-7879
Kim@HiRisePromotions.com / www.Facebook.com/Makingyourbrainhum


About the Y

First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city's leading nonprofits dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 29 YMCA centers, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at ymcahouston.org.

About Dr. Joe Bates

Dr. Joe Bates is a double board-certified award-winning psychiatrist and pediatrician who recently retired as clinical director at Rusk State Hospital in Rusk, Texas to spend more time serving his fellow veterans by getting help & answers to their most asked questions. His current role is proving the power of true brain training that changes the way people age, think and feel across the country. His mission is to help people balance day to day wellness in a ‘smart device life’. He is a native of Homer near Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he was president of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was honored with the "Highest Ideals of Medicine" Award.

Dr. Bates received the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam with the US Army as a major in the Medical Corps. He completed residencies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and has taken a leadership role in medical practice and teaching for the past fifty years. In 2013, Dr. Bates’s designed the Wellness Program that was the recipient of the David Pharis Award for making significant contributions to the safety and quality of inpatient care and outcomes for Texas state psychiatric hospitals. This program has recently been endorsed by the Joint Commission and is included in the national Leading Practice Library.

Dr. Bates is a member of the Christian Medical Society and has traveled to Russia, Estonia, and Belize on mission trips. He was awarded The National 2015 Mensa Intellectual Benefits to Society Award for his work with cognitive remediation training. He and his wife, Paula, live in Tyler, Texas, and are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of thirteen.

His latest and ongoing achievement is helping people age, think, feel and live better with a series of personal brain fitness workouts he developed proven to increase confidence, hope, well-being, energy, and best of all memory. The exercise method is called braincardio™. Government agencies are using braincardio™ training to help increase cognition at work, home, and specifically, active senior-life. He is the author of the award winning book, Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks to A Smarter You. The scientific success of the book stems from the CRT (cognitive remediation therapy) study that was published in Current Psychiatry, April 2016. He enjoys speaking across the country about the beauty of building brain power and has been interviewed on TV, radio shows and national magazines about mental fitness topics. He is currently right in the middle of teaching someone to live their best life, RIGHT NOW.

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