10 Ideas to Protect Brain

Always Wear A Helmet

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET

Whether you are biking, skating or skateboarding, your helmet will protect your head if you fall. Make sure that your helmet meets or exceeds the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Snell Memorial Foundation standards for safety.

Always wear your seat belts

Always wear your seat belts

In a car, truck or airplane, your seat belt will help protect your head and brain from injury. Motor vehicle accidents are by far the greatest causes of brain injuries, accounting for 37-50% of all brain injuries.

Stay away from illegal drugs!

Stay away from illegal drugs!-1

Drugs alter brain function – no question about that. Although damage done by some drugs can be reversed, some drugs may change brain function permanently. Why take the chance?

Always wear your seat belts

Know the risks involved with sports & Adventure

This applies mainly to boxing, football and the martial arts. However, even soccer, climbing, horseback riding, diving and skiing have risks. Always wear your safety equipment properly and be in good physical condition for your sport.

Look before you leap!

Look before you leap!

I know it sounds impossible, but people DO dive into swimming pools without water. Dive only in the deep end of the pool and make sure that the water in the lake and at the beach is deep enough to dive in head first. Also, be aware of any objects, such as large rocks, that may be hidden under the water.

Look both ways before crossing the street!

Look both ways before crossing the street!

I know that you have heard this one before, but accidents do happen and you can’t be wearing your helmet all the time.

Stay away from guns!

Stay away from guns

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Make sure you have a "good" surface around your playground equipment!

Make sure you have a good

Just in case you fall off of a climber, a soft impact-absorbing surface will cushion your drop

Eat right!

Eat right!

Your brain needs energy to work its best.

Dispose of chemicals properly!

Dispose of chemicals properly!

Many chemicals, such as pesticides and cleaners, contain neurotoxins that can kill nerve cells and damage nerves. These dangerous chemicals can be found in your home or at places of work. Dispose of these materials properly!