From taking cold showers to cutting back on caffeine, here are some ways to nourish your nervous system.

From taking cold showers to cutting back on caffeine, here are some ways to nourish your nervous system.

Published on Jul 5, 2024 at 06:00 am IST 6 Photos


When we experience stress and anxiety, the nervous system goes into fight-or-flight mode as a response to the stress. This can make the body feel more alert. “This is a state of action and chaos, which is vital for survival. We naturally cycle in and out of this system often. But when there are constant stressors, anxiety, or past traumas present, this heightened state can affect the functioning of the nervous system, body, and mind,” wrote therapist Anna Papaioannou. Below are five ways to nourish the nervous system. (Unsplash)


Taking cold showers helps release stress and tension from the body. It also helps maintain healthy functioning of the nervous system and reduce the frequency of infections. (Freepik)


Exposing the body to heating pads, hot showers or hot baths has anti-inflammatory effects and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. (istockphotos)




Healthy massage and physical contact help send a signal to the nervous system that it is safe, which helps relax cardiovascular stress. (Pexels)


Caffeine can be very stimulating to the nervous system, leading to an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress hormones. Consuming less caffeine can help nourish the nervous system. (Unsplash)

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