How to Keep a Healthy Nervous System

It is important to keep your nervous system healthy because it helps you do everything from moving and breathing, to thinking. Exercise for your brain is just as important as exercising your muscles. Mental exercises such as puzzles and games are effective at training your memory and developing your critical thinking skills. 

Your brain also requires plenty of rest so it can strengthen circuits that help with memory. A good night’s sleep will help keep your brain functioning at its prime.

Adult neurons use mainly glucose for energy. This means that you should not go too long without eating, or your brain’s processes will slow down. During periods of fasting, the neurons can use ketones for energy, which are byproducts of your body’s fat burning processes.