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3 Ways to Live Healthy After a TBI

By Brandi Goodman 

Brain Injury Awareness Month takes place in March. This month is the ideal time to learn just how to maintain health after an injury to the brain occurs. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI as they are commonly referred, can be caused by a plethora of factors. Every single person, young and old, male or female, is at risk. Any sudden jolt to the head, bumping the head into something, or an actual penetrating head injury, can cause a TBI and leave a person's mind altered forever. Follow these five ways to live healthy after a TBI, and you can still maintain wellness. 

Follow a Schedule

It may be difficult to remember even simple tasks after a TBI, especially during the first few months after you're diagnosed. Having a schedule to follow can help you stay on top of what it is you're supposed to be doing. Set up a calendar with a daily schedule now so that you have something to refer back to if an injury like this should ever occur. Both a mobile calendar version and physical calendar in your household are helpful. 

Use Wearable Technology to Track Health

Many different versions of wearable technology exist. Using an option that allows you to track health can be a huge help when you have a TBI. You want to be sure you see a doctor if any significant changes occur. Tracking and scheduling also helps you maintain an order to your life, so it's beneficial in several ways. Technology that monitors your heart rate, sleep schedule, fitness, and more is a great choice. 

Find Your Favorite Ways to Manage Stress

Stress affects the brain, and people with a TBI already have their brain affected enough. Finding ways to manage stress that truly help you cope and feel better is key. If laughing takes your stress away, spend time laughing more. Watch funny movies often or check out different comedians. Spend time socializing and laughing with friends. A healthy diet and regular exercise also helps beat stress, so incorporating these things into your daily life is important. 

A TBI can severely impact your life, but it doesn't have to stop it. Follow some health tips and maintain your wellness as much as possible even with a brain injury. Your health should always be a top priority to ensure the best quality of life. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Milpitas, Calif.

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