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5 OFFBEAT TIPS TO BE HEALTHIER
19 December 2018
SIMPLE HACKS TO BE HEALTHIER
With simple lifestyle changes we can work wonders to our health. While there are numerous tips and suggestions on how to maintain a healthy and balanced life, let’s get you aware of some lesser known hacks which are super simple to implement and follow.
1) COFFEE – THE SIMPLEST WAY TO DITCH DEPRESSION
A major percentage of today’s population is falling prey to this condition with serious effects on health. Since this not so talked about phenomenon is not easy to get rid of, we can start fighting its advent with a step as simple as drinking coffee! Yes, consuming caffeine can give you an edge over depression by lowering its occurrence by almost 20%. So, if you are addicted to your daily dose of coffee, we say you keep at it!
2) APPLE - THE RESCUE FROM MIGRAINE
We all know how eating an apple keeps the doctor away. Well, there’s more than just to eating apple. This exceptional fruit is known to reduce claustrophobia and stress associated with confined spaces. What’s more, you don’t even have to eat it! All you need to do is smell a green apple. Sniffing an apple is also known to reduce migraine attacks and headaches. So, make sure you keep one in store in case you’re prone to claustrophobia or migraine.
3) CHOCOLATE MILK- ROUTE TO FITNESS
The two primary things we do after exercise is recover and encourage the muscles we have worked to become stronger. Experts say that chocolate milk is the most effective way of achieving this. While milk gives you a consistent source of protein, electrolytes and water,chocolate will provide useful carbohydrates helping you restore lost energy. So, if you are tired after working out or exhausted in general, you know what you need to sip!
4) BRUSH WITH A BREAK – DENTAL HEALTH AT ITS BEST
Brushing twice a day is something we have all grown up listening to. But what is crucial for dental health is not brushing immediately after meals and drinks- a common mistake we all do. Foods, especially if they are acidic, can soften the enamel almost like ‘Wet sandstone’. If you brush right after eating, the acid’s effect on your enamel will erode the layer underneath. So, it might sound a little off-beat, but we suggest you wait for at least 30 minutes before you touch your brush!
5) COMPLETE YOUR 8 HOURS OF SLEEP
Lack of sleep can cause quite a number of changes in your body and cause health hazards. Researchers say, 7-8 hours of sleep is very important for longevity. Those who complete their sleeping cycle have lesser risk of dying early, rather than those who sleep for less than or more than 7 hours.
Sleep also manages your appetite, immune system and memory. Poor sleep can directly affect your eating habits and metabolism and eventually affect your mental growth and increase risk of diseases. Hence, it is important to complete your 8 hours of sleep to lead a healthy and happy life.