Do you get light-headed sometimes when there’s too much work going on at the same time? Or do you get headaches while working too hard on your project?

Chances are you might have gone through a situation like that, sometimes wondering why you’re running out of breath. Considering that continuous blood flow to your brain is important to keep your body moving and running the way you want it, here are a few methods and tips on how to do that:

Regular exercise

Health experts say that exercise is a priority not just for the body but also for the brain. Whether its pumping iron, yoga, circuit training, or just plain walking, the important thing is to commit to doing it regularly. Getting your heart pumping regularly is good for it and for the rest of the body.

Becoming a bilingual (or even a multilingual) 

There is a popular belief that multilingual people have bigger and better-connected brains than others. Definitely learning a new language keeps your brain working and learning new ways to keep it going. Find a new language to learn.

Exposure to bright light

According to scientific studies, light or the presence of light stimulates the brain’s blood flow.

Listening to music

Using scientific tools like fMRI or functional magnetic resonance imaging, scientists know that music can increase the blood flow to the brain. So if you want to have a constant supply of blood flow to the brain, as well as become more creative, smarter, and happier, do constantly listen to music. It even works best if you listen to music that you really love.

Neurofeedback

A technique that enables you to train your body and mind to control automatic body functions, like heart rate or length of breathing by consciously altering your brainwave patterns. Once you are able to do this, you can stop and manage the stress responses that drive blood flow away from the brain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture assists the body by ensuring there’s balance in the body’s “qi” or “vital energy”. It helps to increase blood flow to the brain without endangering the heart through increased blood pressure or heart rate.

Symptoms of poor brain blood flow

Lack of sleep or stress can affect the flow of blood to the brain, and brings forth a whole slew of negative health effects. These symptoms are:

  • Cramping in feet and hands
  • Unable to focus and concentrate well
  • Cold nose, feet, and hands
  • Caffeine and exercise-dependency to trigger the brain
  • Unhealthy nails
  • Having the need to wear socks at night

Know of more ways to get enough blood flow to your brain? Share your tips in the comments below.