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  • How the Nervous System Affects Your Health

    Your nervous system runs and powers every organ and every other method, from your brain to your digestion, breathing and beyond. But what many people don’t consider is that the natural aging process, toxins and diseases can damage your nervous system and, therefore, your overall health and well-being.

    What does the nervous system do?

    Your nervous system is a bit like the Internet. But instead of nodes, your nervous system is an extensive network of specialized cells called neurons that “talk to each other.” These messages, which are electrical signals, travel between your brain, skin, organs, muscles and glands. And all the messages help your body feel sensations, move and work correctly, and enable essential information to get back to the brain.

    Keeping Your Nervous System Healthy to Keep YOU Healthy

    Once you understand that the nervous system powers the rest of your body, all of its organs and other systems, you begin to realize how important it is to keep your nervous system healthy, any hit to your nervous system can result in headaches, migraines, muscles spasm, learning difficulties and more.

    So how do you keep your nervous system healthy?

    • Eat right
    • Exercise
    • Avoid drugs
    • Drink alcohol in moderation
    • Avoid developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, which can damage your nerves.

    If you haven’t given much thought to your nervous system and all it does for you, it’s time you start. Take care of it, and it will take care of you!

    SOURCES:

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/21202-nervous-system

    https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/nervous-system

    https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/neuro/conditioninfo/functions