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A Sharp Mind Matters for Health Plan related Decision-Making

Insurers want members who have or can develop a stake in their health. A sharp mind is critical for members’ abilities to make decisions that support their health. A sharp mind is the vehicle that allows good intentions to become reality. But three factors can get in the way.

First, although we have amazing brains that give us the potential to learn almost anything, to problem-solve, and to be creative, our brains also have severe information processing limitations. These limitations, if not overcome, make self-control more difficult and temptations more appealing. The second factor is that we live in a modern, complex world that is only becoming more overloaded with information, distractions, and obligations. As some neuroscientists have suggested, our brains have not changed much in many thousands of years, but our lives have continued to get ever more complex. The third factor is that each person possesses a personal Life EcoSystem—a set of behaviors and life experiences that is critical for mental sharpness. But many individuals do not understand their Life Ecosystems well, especially the different elements, how they can interact, and how they influence one’s mental capacities.

Assessing one’s cognitive capacities is important, which SharpMind Solutions allows subscribers to do. But getting to know one’s Life Eco-System, learning how to manage it, and working to optimize it is in our view the only sustainable way to increase and maintain one’s mental sharpness. Click here to start creating a mentally sharper and healthier member base.