Habits to Create a Strong Nervous System and Happy Brain

You can have the strongest computer in the world but if you have bad or slow software running the programs it will still always feel cheap. The same can be said about the body's muscular system and the nervous system and brain. Building a stronger nervous system and mind can allow use to operate more efficiently and make better use of our vessel. Learn some great habits to make sure you have some powerful software backing up your hardware.


Functional Neurology Work

Working on the nervous system with techniques like P-DTR are a great way to decrease the strain on the body by removing non-optimal compensation strategies and helping reduce pain therefore helping your body stay in a parasympathetic state more frequently. Powerful tools like adrenal work and emotional corrections can help make sure less things trigger you throughout the day as well reducing stress on your body's system


Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy has many great benefits. It can help reduce pain, increase blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system allowing for increased healing, and increase your body's proprioceptive awareness of where it is in space. Just 20 minutes of a good massage is enough to bring a body in a sympathetic state (fight-or-flight) into a parasympathetic state (rest and digest).


Exercise Regularly

Exercise is a way to train your nervous system to push the limits. It is both mentally and physically involved. This can include things like lifting weights, rock climbing, hiking, cardio, yoga, sex, and much more. Exercise also has the added benefit of releasing hormones to keep you happy. You do not need to exercise every day but scheduling activities a couple times a week can really benefit your nervous system


Healthy Diet & B Vitamins

We are what we eat and our brain uses around 20% of our total daily intake. This means eating healthy is crucial for a more efficient brain and nervous system. We need to consume a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, B Vitamins, and other antioxidants to help reduce inflammation and use our energy properly Avoiding smoking and excess drinking is also important.


Sleep

Your body needs 7 to 8 hrs of sleep a night. Sleep is your body's chance to enter a parasympathetic state for a long period of time. This is when a large portion of recovery happens for your body and brain to prepare yourself for another successful day.

Check out our blogs on the Benefits of sleep:

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Push Yourself Mentally

Your brain needs exercise just like your muscles. A lack of mental stimulation and challenge will results in a lacking nervous system and mind.


Great ways to test your mind include:

  • Puzzles

  • Crosswords

  • Sedoku

  • Bananagrams

  • Having engaging and productive conversations

Avoid chronic stress

Chronic stress can be very taxing for your nervous system and it puts it in a survival mode known as Parasympathetic "fight or flight". This does not give your body or brain time to relax and recover. Make sure to


Check out our blog to learn all about stress!

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