Many times, you come into situations where you need to respond to the stimulus for your own safety. For example, if you are losing your balance and are going to fall but there is something near you which you can hold and save yourself from falling. The mind shall send the signal to your body and you should be able to hold the support and save yourself from falling. This has to happen in a matter of some milliseconds. This is what is reaction time. The time is taken by your mind to send a signal to your body and how well your body does that action shows how efficient your body really is. In this blog, Rubina Ratnakar lists some ways of improving the reaction time to different kinds of stimuli.
First of all, you should be physically active and try to overcome obesity if there is any. If you are in some kind of sport and want to improve your reaction times in the sport itself, you should keep on practicing that exercise. For example, you are interested in football and want to give a very quick and perfect pass to your team members, you should keep on practicing that. Practicing, again and again, makes your body adaptable to it and your brain will start functioning faster and faster.
Keep yourself calm if you want to improve your reaction time. If your mind is thinking about a certain problem or is stressed all the time, you will not be able to process it the way you want to. A calm and composed mind will pay attention to the external stimulus in a better way. You should practice Yoga and meditation to keep yourself calm and improve your reaction time.
Reaction to some stimulus is all about connecting your mind and body. The mind is very quick in sending signals as they travel in the form of electrical impulses. It is your body that needs to work quickly. Train your body to react as soon as possible for better health of the body.