When it comes to health, people go crazy with the kind of tips and advice they get specially when it comes to losing weight. We all know that proper diet, enough sleep and exercise work wonders but did you know that there are health tips or hacks that sounds really odd?
If you wanted to get more health tips and advice beyond the normal ones you get online, this post is just right for you! Enjoy!
Stressed Out? Call Your Mom!
Mom might not be the first person you think of if you want to decrease your anxiety and stress. But while she might nag you from time to time, she also might be the best person to call if you need a little TLC. A study published in Proceedings B by researchers from the University of Wisconsin Madison put a group of girls ages 7-12 through a stressful task and then divided them into three groups: one group had 15 minutes in person with their mothers, another group called their moms and the last group watched a film. Researchers found that levels of oxytocin—the hormone linked to emotional bonding—were increased in both the groups that had physical contact with their moms and those that just talked to Mom on the phone. The researchers also saw that the levels of the stress hormone cortisol decreased in both the groups that talked to Mom.
Wanted To Lose Weight? Eat More!
If you think the key to weight loss is eating less food, think again. Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day—in addition to your regular balanced meals—will keep your stomach full and stop you from running to the vending machine with major hunger pangs at 4 p.m. But keep in mind that not just any old snack will do—keep them healthy and focus on nutrients. Delicious, protein-rich foods such as peanut butter, cheese and yogurt are tasty snacks that can help improve your metabolism and encourage muscle building.
Wanted To Live Longer? Change Your Name!
People with “positive” initials—ones that spell out things like J.O.Y. or W.O.W.—live nearly 4 1/2 years longer than people with neutral initials. D.U.D.’s and A.S.S.’s live nearly 3 years less. Other initials that may shorten life: I.L.L. and D.E.D.
Running For Good Health? Slow Down For Running Success!
A study by University of Ottawa researchers Bradley Young and John Samela found that paying attention to pace is what separated the successful runners from the others. The goal is to get your body to recognize what pace you’re going so that you don’t burn all of your energy at the start of a run.
Suffering High Fever? Put Ice Pack Near Your Groin!
To quickly bring down body temperature reading above 102°F, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body’s core. It’s uncomfortable, but it works fast.
Having Low Energy At Work? . Pump Up That Headphone!
To get you body in shape, you go to the gym. What should you do for your brain? Play an instrument! A study published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulled together data from around the world studying the effect of music on the brain. They found that musical training, or any interaction with music—including listening—improved the brain’s ability to handle communication. The research reviewed showed that children with musical training have better-than-average vocabulary and reading ability. Musical adults had more “neuroplasticity,” aiding their brains’ long-term ability to adapt and change. So every time you put on your ear buds to listen to the music, be it Ravel or Rihanna, you’re improving your brain’s fitness.
Wanted To Reduce Or Minimize Heart Problems? Improve Your Relationship!
Relationships aren’t always perfect, but if you constantly feel anxious or needy, you could be putting yourself at higher risk of cardiovascular problems. People who or felt like their loved ones could leave them may actually end up with a broken heart, says a new study by the American Psychological Association. Researchers found that participants in the study who had “attachment insecurity” were strongly associated with higher risk of stroke, high blood pressure, ulcers and heart attack. The researchers are now looking into the health benefits of salving those apprehensive feelings.
Don’t Use Antibacterial Soap!
There’s absolutely no reason to buy antibacterial soaps, according to the American Medical Association. While close to 50 percent of soaps sold in the States contain antimicrobial agents, the AMA claims there’s no solid scientific proof that these soaps are better at preventing infection than regular soap. In fact, the group argues that antibacterial soaps may be doing more harm than good—by making bacteria stronger and more resistant to existing germ killers.
Got Cut? Disinfect It with Honey!
Pour a dab of honey on a cut before covering it with a bandage. Believe it or not, honey has powerful antibacterial properties. A recent study found that it was capable of destroying almost all strains of the most common wound-infecting bacteria.
Wanted To Feel And Look Younger! Get Those Orgasms Regularly!
A Duke University study found that people who have more than 200 orgasms a year — that’s around 3-4 per week — reduced their physiological age by six years. Now, that’s a fun and nice way to look younger right?