Thanks to those who stopped by the Quantu Project tent at the Health & Wellness Fair last Saturday morning, to the organizers & fitness trainers from Camp Gladiator, and to Quantu Project volunteer Sharon Beales who connected us.
Moreover, thanks to Sean Tritley, Byron Long & Zach Maloney who represented the Quantu Project team and shared info about volunteering and our brain health & engineering research. As a fellow project that aims to have near-term impact on health and society while we advance science, it was exciting also to see how an app-based cardiovascular research project (MyHeart Counts, run by the Ashley Lab at Stanford School of Medicine) expanded over the last few years to include a popular road race & kids’ run last weekend. Quantu Project Team Lead Amina got a first hand look through her family which includes speedy, brain-cell-loving runners in training.
To follow-up on our first Quantu Project workshop in August, UT-Health neuropsychologist Dr. David Gonzalez's presentation on the latest research in lifestyle habits to maintain brain health & elite fitness trainer Chris Xanders' exercise tips, and feedback from volunteers, the Oct 26th Quantu Project workshop will provide information about how volunteers can participate in new music-based research and exercise interventions to improve cognitive health that are tailored to current fitness levels and offered free through the Quantu Project. We look forward to seeing everyone in October!