By each single heartbeat, 20% of the blood supplies to our brains. In order to maintain a healthy brain and a good cognitive function, let's make sure our brains alway get adequate blood flow.
How can we increase the blood flow to the brain?
Aerobic exercise is one of the most effective ways. Aerobic exercise can improve cardiovascular function, and thus improve the blood flow to the brain. Aerobic exercise also helps on oxygenating the entire body, which then improves the health of brain cells.
People can do simple aerobic exercise every day for a pretty good result, including:
- Half an hour walk
- 15 minutes run
- Dance lessons
- 30 minutes riding bike
Add good foods
into your daily diet
- Whole grains
- Essential fatty acids such as those found in salmon, sardines, avocado, olive oil, walnuts and pumpkin seeds
- Cranberries, strawberries and citrus fruits
- Tomatoes, Kale, broccoli, spinach, asparagus…
- Infusions made from sage
These foods are good source of carbohydrates, proteins and glucose, and also helpful to lower cholesterol so that the vessels are good enough for the blood to flow through.
Tobacco, overweight and stress are the three major enemies of brains. Both smoking and stress stimulate the drenal glands to free Adrenaline
, which stimulates the central nerve system, and cause tachycardia and hypertension.
Obesity increases the risk of brain stroke. The accumulated cholesterol narrows the veins and arteries and limit the blood flow.
Exercise your brain every day
In order to maintain brain health, it's necessary to exercise the cognitive functions, memory, curiosity, motivation......
The ways of brain exercises are very simple, reading is one of the best, handcrafting is another. Learning new things like new songs, new dances, new techniques all are good for the brain.
Stress, anxiety, negative thinking can all do harm to brain health. On the contrary, stay positive and merry is what the brain likes. There are a few tips for you.
- Yoga, meditation, physical exercises, these all help relieve pressure and gain happy mood
- Keep a sense of humor
- Connect with your friends