How often have you heard someone say, "I don't look forward to getting old"? Perhaps you've even said it yourself.

Given that we're all going to age, what's the worst part of growing older?

None of us likes the thought of having our skin wrinkle and gradually become thin. Neither do we want to lose our hair. Fighting a spare tire is also pretty much a losing battle for many of us as we enter our 40s. Plus, we find our joints stiffening and our muscles sore in the mornings, making it harder to get out of bed—not to mention slowing our gait and putting us at risk of a fall.

Though these side effects of aging are unpleasant, the one most of us dread above all is the very real possibility that we'll experience a steep decline of our mental faculties.

To know we could lose our mind as we age is simply frightening.

With mental decline, there comes an unbearable isolation. To find your memory failing you, and possibly receiving the diagnosis of Alzheimer's, puts you at the mercy of others who decide your destiny. In many cases, those you most love no longer want to be around you for long because it's painful for them to see you in this state.

Aging and eventual death are the destiny of each and every one of us—there's no avoiding the downhill slope. But what we don't have to experience is the deterioration of our mental capacity.

Growing older simply doesn't have to include becoming decrepit.

The incredibly good news is that there's now a technology that can slow and in many cases halt mental decline. It can even sharpen your brain, with some reporting as many as ten points shaved off their golf score! Golfing is one of the great joys of many in their golden years.

Brainwave Optimization™ with Real Time Balancing fortifies the body against unnecessary aging because it gets to the root of the aging process—the control center for the entirety of our bodily systems, our amazing brain.

The average brain is considerably out of balance, which affects everything from the autonomic nervous system to the clarity of our mind. Balance the brain's hemispheres and lobes, and fuzzy thinking, indecisiveness, confusion, feeling overwhelmed, and depression vanish.

It's actually possible to rejuvenate an aging brain. You see, it used to be believed that brain cells, once dead, could never be replaced. This turned out to be a myth. We now know that we can generate new brain cells throughout our lives. Some of these new cells are actively involved with memory. Stimulating the brain with mental activity increases the number of neurons and reinvigorates our neural pathways.

In fact, the first evidence of the development of new brain cells was brought forward as far back as the 1960s, though current beliefs about the brain meant that this revolutionary discovery wasn't accepted until decades later. Now, we're all benefiting from the new science of neuroplasticity.

Brainwave Optimization™ not only boosts the brain's performance, improving memory and acuity, but it also helps the rest of our bodily systems to function in an optimal manner. In fact, the side benefits of training the brain with this noninvasive method can be huge in terms of the quality of our lives as we age.

Consider just one spinoff from balancing the brain—the way that many have found themselves spontaneously losing weight. One well-known star in the music world lost 55 pounds, an unexpected bonus of balancing her brain.

The advantages of such weight loss include reduced blood pressure and a healthier heart, improved sleep and the many benefits it brings to health, a strengthened immune system to protect against cancer, a lessening of the craving for addictive substances, and a desire to take care of ourselves by eating and exercising right—all of which impact the quality of our aging.

It's now widely recognized that stress also has a tremendous impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. When we're severely stressed, or stress is prolonged, the autonomic nervous system often becomes "stuck" in an unhealthy mode.

When this protective mechanism is either in constant overdrive or frozen, the effect on our physical and emotional wellbeing long-term is devastating. But with Brainwave Optimization®, the fight-flight-freeze response returns to normal, enhancing our state of wellness.

It comes down to this: Balance the brain, and you help balance your whole body. Cell replication continues at an improved level well into old age, accompanied by the mental alertness to enjoy a healthy, invigorating, joyful everyday life.

Author's Bio: 

Lee Gerdes, Founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies®, is the creator of the cutting edge technology Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing™, which is transforming lives all over the world.

As the author of Limitless You: The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain, published in 2009 by Namaste Publishing and now in soft cover, Lee's work emanates from a combination of his interests in how the brain works and its effect on mind, body, and spirit, coupled with his personal experience of trauma in the form of a violent assault in 1992.

This effort has now evolved into the neuro-technology known as Brainwave Optimization™, which is produced and distributed by Brain State Technologies®, with nearly 200 affiliate offices in 18 countries worldwide serving over 50,000 clients.

As a result of this trauma, in 2000 Lee began working with his own brain to relieve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His success in overcoming the effects of trauma led him to dedicate his life to understanding neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself) and how the breakthrough insights of neuroscience can be applied to improve peoples’ lives. His work is daily proof that by optimizing our brain, we can optimize our entire life, empowering us to "at last be the limitless individuals we were born to be."