Tuesday, 22 May 2018

51 Brilliant Health Tricks You’ll Want to Make a Habit

Add just a few of these simple healthy habits to your daily routine, and see how much better you'll feel about your energy, weight, mood, and more.

Eat your meals the same time every day
One of our biggest stressors is not finances or marriage but the lack of a regular routine, says oncologist David B. Agus, MD, in his book The End of Illness. Even simply eating lunch an hour later than usual can spike levels of the stress hormone cortisol and disrupt your body’s ideal state. Try to eat, sleep, and exercise at the same time every day, 365 days a year. Don't miss these other 36 almost effortless ways to make your day less stressful.

Pack your suitcase on your bed

Don’t fill your luggage on the floor. Leaning down puts stress on your back, notes spine orthopedic surgeon Gerard J. Girasole, coauthor with Cara Hartman of the book The 7-Minute Back Pain Solution. Instead, pack your luggage atop a towel-draped bed or table so you’re not bending over as much. Avoid these other 15 everyday habits that give you back pain.

Read away stress

A good read can lower levels of unhealthy stress hormones such as cortisol. Participants in a British study engaged in an anxiety-provoking activity and then either read for a few minutes, listened to music, or played video games. Readers’ stress levels dropped 67 percent, a more significant drop than that of the other groups. Here are other incredible benefits of reading every day.

Curse pain goodbye

You’ll feel better if you let loose with some profanity after you whack your funny bone. U.K. researchers found that participants who repeated a swear word could keep their hands in freezing water longer than those who repeated a non-curse word. One caveat: the trick works better if you’re not a regular potty mouth. Here are more proven ways to relieve chronic pain without medication.

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