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Problem Solving: Cognitive Training Concept #4:
Parkour is a great way to fire up the brain and involves multiple cognitive training techniques that are implemented simultaneously, including spatial and decision making.
If you do not have access to a Parkour facility, try setting up an obstacle course.
When encountering an obstacle, the goal is to get to the other side. When the client (or traceur) reaches each obstacle, they will examine it spatially and then decide how to get to the other side (over it, under it, around it, or through it). Spatial and decision-making training are simultaneously activated, and the problem gets solved as they reach the other side of the obstacle. This makes for a great way to fire up the brain and create more new neural firing patterns.