10 Brilliant Health Tricks That Actually Simplify Your Life
There are some fantastic health tips which are not very well known or are underappreciated as against their deserved due because they are extremely effective and good for your health as well. These health tips are strange and sometimes even counter-intuitive that people find it hard to believe in them and therefore do not follow them religiously like they do other bogus practices just because it seems logical to them. Today we will bust all the myths surrounding these tips and make you a believer that there are some health tips worth observing.
1 At night go to the toilet with one eye closed
Sometimes you have to attend the call of nature in the middle of the night or worse early morning when your body and mind is in deep sleep and in rest mode. When you switch on the light bulb of your toilet, your eyes are inundated with a flood of bright light which sends your body the signal of being alert. This makes you wide awake as it would every morning at the time of getting up.
Eyes wide open can break your sleep cycle
This breaks the sleep cycle completely and leaves you frustrated and awake rest of the night. Now if you just keep your one eye closed while in the toilet the amount of light entering your retina is drastically reduced and after you finish your business, you’ll be able to fall back into slumber easily.
2Pulling on your ears can have a range of health benefits
It may sound silly if you tell the secret of your great health is that you pull and pinch your ears regularly. Maybe that’s why people do not actually follow this tip as much as they must really should. The reason is simple our ear lobes have various pressure points which is directly linked to our various internal body organs, and can ease problems like digestions or headaches and many similar maladies.
Organs related to your earlobes
Here’s a list of the various organs conditions which are related to your earlobes such as back and joints, digestions, shoulders, nasal, sinuses and throat even head and heart. Just press upon the corresponding tips of your ear and you’ll be remedying those nasty colds or digestive issues.
3Roll your head to ease limb pain
Many times, when we are sitting or lying down in one position with our arm or legs tucked underneath our body weights, we start feeling numbness and prickly feeling of thousand ants crawling on your skin. This is because while we are sitting on the same position for a long time the blood flow to that region of the body is obstructed, instead of shaking your limbs just roll your head side by side because the neck nerves are directly linked to your arms and legs and it would ease your pain.
4Frighten yourself to stop your hiccups
Well this one is fairly known due to movies and TV shows. Many still use this manoeuvre as a prank but it’s really effective way to stop hiccups and there is a scientific reason behind it. The bout of hiccups is really annoying and they eventually stop but to get a fast relief your friend must shock you or scare you shitless. This would lead to increased heartbeat and rush of blood and diverts our attention away from the hiccups.
Sleep in a cool room
Sleeping in a comparative cooler room is greatly beneficial for your health. It not only helps up to fall asleep faster but reduces the chances of diabetes as the body burns more calories in a cool room. Moreover, the insulin secretion increases which lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. A warm room, on the other hand, triggers the production of melatonin especially between the temperatures of 60-65-degree Fahrenheit, which induces healthy sleep and lowers the aging process.
5Drink coffee to have a better quick nap
It may sound completely bonkers to the majority of office workers who have the habit of drinking black, hard coffee to make their body and mind alert on a busy day ahead. It has almost become a cultural activity to put on the coffee blender the first thing in the morning before we leave home and also gulp down copious amounts of coffee in office during the day to keep us up and ready for meetings and presentations. But a Japanese study has literally turned the world upside down (especially the for the coffee addicts that is…) that people who indulged into a coffee nap just 20 minutes later after drinking 2 cups of coffee woke up more alert and fresher than there European and American brethren.
6Cough to dull the pain from a doctor’s needle
No matter how grown-up we are, we still hate the idea of getting pricked by and injection at the doctor’s but resign to it as a necessary evil of our lives. But that little sting can also be avoided if you mildly cough when the needle is pricking your skin. Although the exact biological reason is still not known but the experts have speculated that maybe the spike in the blood pressure due to coughing makes our body ignore the sense of needle shots.
7Make eating ice cream a fun experience, not one that causes a headache
The headache or the common term “brain- freeze” that we experience when we eat ice cream or cold soda in a quick slurp is the direct response of the brain trying to keep its temperatures regulated while you are eating something drastically cold. The reaction in the body leads to headaches which can be avoided too. Just rub the upper part of your mouth with your tongue to make your brain warmer before you indulge yourself.
8Don’t brush your teeth after eating
Brushing your teeth right after a heavy meal seems to be the right thing to do but you are wrong. We do eat many acidic items in our food like tomatoes, lime, orange juice etc. Now brushing right after we eat those items actually triggers their acidic effects on our gums and teeth. Therefore, we must at least wait 30 minutes before we brush and floss after dinner.
9Chewing gum boosts your memory
Coventry university has busted our cultural prejudice tended by our teachers and professors alike against all those youngsters who sit and blow gum bubbles as sign of laziness, rebellion, rude behaviour or slatternly. But the research would shatter all those preconceived notions. As shown by studies, those who have the habit of chewing gums and blowing bubbles may have a much higher IQ than the ones who do not! Also, in a separate study it has proven that gum chewing also helps in getting better grades in tests, and improves memory by 35%. Won’t be surprised now if we see our college deans blowing gum bubbles in the college as well.