CNS Development

Physical exercises help nervous processes and coordinate the activity of muscles, heart, lungs and other organs. Physical activity, exercises and sports train and strengthen your nervous system.

Don’t forget that your nervous system is just a physiological aspect of your psyche. Purposeful learning, constant self-education and healthy lifestyle help to maintain high tonus and working capability of your nervous system.

Varied Life as a Means of Nervous System Consolidation


Your body is transpierced with a network of nerve fibers. Their total length is approximately 1 billion meters, which is the distance to the Moon and back. Nerve fibers are renewable (otherwise we wouldn’t be able to resist the blows of circumstance). However, they regenerate very slowly: about 1 mm a day.

Write down your priorities: your family, job, hobby (if you have one), your dog or canary, etc. The longer is the list, the less vulnerable is your nervous system to chronic stress: if something goes wrong, you can always switch to something else. Don’t forget: happy family and truthful friends are the best protection from the nervous breakdown and neuropathy.

What Can Support Your Nervous System?

Fresh air. Your CNS will be thankful for long walks in the fresh air.

Nervous system prefers simple food: chiselly bread, cereals (especially buckwheat and oat), legumes, fish, dry ceps, variety meat (liver, heart, kidney). They are rich in vitamin B and nicotinic acid, which are necessary for proper activity of neurons.

Sleep. Sleep as much as you need. 8 hours is the average norm. Some people need only 6 hours, others at least 9 hours to recover.

Hydrotherapeutic procedures. Nothing is as good for your nervous system as bathing (especially in the sea) and rubdown.

Change of activity. The ideal thing for your nervous system is to switch from intellectual labor to physical activity from time to time and vice versa.

Movement. Physically trained person is less subject to injuries, which can damage his CNS. Besides, the organism responses with “muscular joy” and endorphine surge to physical exercise. It is a natural cure for stress produced by the brain. It has a positive effect on neurovegetative system.

Happiness. Do you want healthy and strong nerves? Then do what makes you feel good, whether it is fret-cutting, meeting your friends, or moving your furniture, and don’t forget to make the others happy.

What Injures Your Nervous System?

Infections. Any infectious disease causes the intoxication of the whole organism, which has adverse effect on the neurovegetative system cells. This results in headaches, weakness, joint pain, intensive perspiration. If you catch an infection, help your nervous system — take a rest and stay home. Otherwise, your nervous system may suffer serious implications like vegetovascular dystonia, arachnoiditis, etc. Diseases of ears, maxillary sinuses and teeth

Head injuries. Your whole brain is protected by the brainpan that can endure even strong impact like a fortress. Brain vessels are rather delicate and suffer in the first place in case of a concussion. Blood flow is interrupted in the damaged area and hemorrhage appears. The consequences can be very serious: palsy, mental disorder, and even death. By the way, to get brain concussion you don’t necessarily have to smash your head against a wall. It is enough to land on your behind and hurt your coccyx. The impact will reach your brain via your backbone. In several years old undiagnosed injury will result in agonizing headache and giddiness. Stress. Attacks of destiny can also be dangerous for your nervous system. There are things it cannot bear. Chronic stress results in neurosis.

Noise.Big city residents are vulnerable to communicative stress caused by excess of information. It mainly reaches us via television and gets on our nerves. Some people get used to TV so much they almost don’t notice it. Meanwhile, the noise and, according to visual ecologists, aggressive graphic environment create an additional pressure on your nervous system. What is to be done? Make a rule out of watching only the broadcasts you are really interested in.

Ways To Improve Your Reaction


Pursue a preemptive tactic — “read the prologue”.
Since the speed of response heavily depends on the organism’s biochemical reactions, if you want to react faster, instead of training your reaction to the signal you can train your response to the signals that the signal you are waiting for is about to come. For example, in box you don’t react to the blow. It’s the preparation to the blow you need to pay attention to. Before your opponent strikes you, he will definitely look where he’s aiming, change his stance, strain his mussels, take a breath... You simply need to develop a conditioned reflex, store a new irritant and response in your subconsciousness.

Do everything right — “first ski track theory”.
If you need to work on some skill, particular action, or technique, you have to start slowly and gradually increase the tempo. After that you can work on speed, i.e. after your brain memorizes the action sequence you will only have to build up your muscles.

Develop a habit — “set your autopilot mode”.
You can shift your reacting skill from consciousness to subconscious by looping the necessary action. It is assumed that 5-10thousand reiterations are enough to develop an automatic reaction. It is recommended to repeat the action 300 times in a row at most — in this case you will need about 2 months to learn this subconscious motional pattern.

Learn to relax — “tranquility is force”.
According to sports practice, the ability to do everything in a relaxed state is the main means of speed optimization. Constrained muscles are incapable of really quick moves. Thus, if you want to improve your reaction, learn to relax during the training sessions.