12 Ways to Keep Your Nervous System Healthy
If you neglect to take care of your nervous system, the outcome isn’t pretty…
A chronically stressed nervous system can lead to:
Anxiety or depression
Constipation or diarrhea
Difficulty adapting to stress
Asthma or allergies
Increased sickness and disease
Irregular menstrual cycles
Physical pain or tense muscles
…and so much more.
In fact, this list of health concerns is just a small sample of the types of physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral issues we see in our patients as a result of a wound -up, tense nervous system 😫 stuck in fight or flight 💥mode.
To find true healing from those symptoms, you have to reduce the types of stress causing them in the first place, improve your Heart Rate Variability (shifting you OUT of flight or fight mode) and make sure your nervous system in working optimally. Keep reading to learn how!
How Chiropractic Improves Your Stress Response
Your central nervous system is the master CONTROL CENTER of all your other organs, cells, tissues, and muscles in the body, so if a disconnect ⚡️in neural pathways between the brain and nerves in the spinal cord exist (caused by STRESS) dysfunction in other areas of your health will arise.
One of the EASIEST and most EFFECTIVE ways to REDUCE STRESS in your nervous system and help shift your brain and body to a more calm and balanced state🥰 is through neurologically-based chiropractic adjustments. By removing tension and nerve interference within the nervous system you PREVENT disease and illness and PROTECT your mental health and wellbeing.
Here are some articles that take a deeper look into the impact different types of stress have in our lives and what you can do to better manage it and increase adaptability:
How Much Stress Can Kids Handle Before Problems Arise?
Childhood Anxiety: Symptoms, Causes, and Care
How Exercise Helps Reduce Stress and Boost Your Mental Health
Clean Product Swaps to Reduce Chemical Toxins
Ways to Keep Your Nervous System Healthy
An optimally functioning nervous system is NECESSARY to prevent sickness🤧, disease🤢, pain😖, and emotional instability😢, among other things. It's KEY for stress management, restful sleep, focus, and regular bowel movements.
Prioritizing the health of your nervous system is one the the most IMPORTANT things you can do to improve (or maintain) your overall health, happiness, and quality of life.
The following lifestyle practices will help nurture your nervous system so you can live a long, healthy, vibrant life:
- Prioritize good sleep habits
- Daily reflection, prayer, or gratitude
- Eat real, nourishing food (and avoid these 3 ingredients)
- Daily nature walks
- Use natural, “clean” personal care and beauty products
- Take 15 minutes for yourself each day
- Weekly chiropractic adjustments
- Exercise at least 3 days a week
- Slow down. Leave empty space in your schedule to be still, rest, read, and relax
- Connect face to face with a friend or loved one a few times a week
- Pause during stressful moments to practice slow, deep breathing
- Limit chemical exposure by using non-toxic cleaning supplies
We hope you’ll use this information to reduce stress, improve your overall health, and live out your God-given purpose and potential. If you haven’t been adjusted before (or in a while) and want to experience the healing power of chiropractic care give us a call us today at 612-516-3090 or book an appointment online.
We are here for your family’s health and wellbeing.
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