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What is Your Nervous System?

How do you remember the way to school each morning? How do you breathe without even thinking about it? Or blink? Your BRAIN is in charge of these things and a lot more.

Your brain is the boss of your body. It runs the show and it sends messages to every single part of your body through the NERVOUS SYSTEM. Not bad for something that looks like a big grey, wrinkly sponge!

When you learn things, the messages travel from one neuron to another, over and over. Eventually, the brain starts to create connections (or pathways) between the neurons, so things become easier and you can do them better and better.

Think back to the first time you rode a bike. Your brain had to think about pedaling, staying balanced, steering with the handlebars, watching the road, and maybe even hitting the brakes — all at once. Hard work, right?

But eventually, as you got more practice, the neurons sent messages back and forth until a pathway was created in your brain. Now you can ride your bike without thinking about it because the neurons have successfully created a “bike riding” pathway.


So what can you do to look after your brain and spinal cord?

– Always wear a helmet when you ride your bike (or scooter, or skateboard..)

– Eat plenty of real food – a whole rainbow of colours!

– Get lots of play time outside – climbing, running, jumping etc.

– See your Chiropractor to ensure your nervous system is free of interference and getting all those important messages from your brain!

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