Are you worrying about your health? Do you want to live longer and look younger than your age? Are you experiencing health issues? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you need to start “hack stacking”.
Health hacks are simple, easy-to-do and no-hassle shortcuts that can contribute to your general well-being. They require minimal cost, time and effort. Once these small hacks become habits, you will see a big difference in your life.
Here are 10 Health Hacks to start now!
Start your day with lemon water
Drinking a glass of lukewarm water with freshly-squeezed lemon (one-half) in the morning provides many health benefits – flushes out harmful toxins, improves digestion and neutralizes the acid. The ideal time is as soon as you wake up.
Replace sugar with cinnamon
Use cinnamon to sweeten your coffee or tea, instead of sugar. It contains few calories and packed with health benefits. Daily consumption of cinnamon every day lowers the low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol), triglycerides and serum glucose.It can reduce the total level of cholesterol among Type-2 diabetes patients.
In addition, cinnamon boosts brain function, relieves congestion, improves digestive health, reduces joint and muscle stiffness, and fights inflammation.
Get a cold shower
A cold shower in the morning increases alertness, improves blood circulation, speeds up body metabolism, boosts immunity and tightens skin pores. It also promotes speedy muscle recovery after a workout.
Taking a cold shower before sleeping helps you sleep better and relieves stress.
Use the stairs
No time for the gym? Use stairs instead of escalators and elevators. Climbing strengthens muscles, tones legs, burns body fats, improves heart health and provides energy.
Practice “diaphragmatic breathing”
Breath deeply into the belly for 5-10 minutes to gain the following benefits – lower blood pressure, improved mental focus, better quality of sleep and slow aging process.
Improve your eyesight with 20/20/20 rule
Use this eye hack as often as you can to lessen eye fatigue, headache, and blurry vision. This is the rule -for every 20 minutes of working in front of computers, watching TV or playing video games, take a 20-second break then focus your eyes on something that you see 20 feet away. This practice relaxes the ciliary muscles.
Take a break – walk!
Do you know that a 17-minute walk every hour can instantly increase your productivity? According to studies conducted by Draugiem Group, productive people do their tasks with intense concentration for 52 minutes then take a break for 17 minutes. Start following this practice. Use your break to walk to increase blood flow in your brain which counteracts stress and improves creative thinking ability.
Try oil-pulling therapy
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice which detoxifies, purifies and heals the body organs. It is believed that each section of the tongue is linked to organs such as heart, lungs, kidneys, colon, liver, small intestine, and stomach. It also prevents gingivitis, reduces plaque formation and removes oral bacteria.
Step to do:
Place 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin coconut oil (sesame or olive) in your mouth.
Swish it around the mouth for about 10-20 minutes.
Spit it out and rinse with warm water.
Floss and brush your teeth.
Do it on an empty stomach or right after you wake up.
Scrub using sea salt
Want a more radiant skin? Start using sea salt scrub by combining sea salt with oil. Sea salt is enriched with sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. These minerals are essential to keep the skin healthy, smooth and protected.
Keep your water bottle with you
Hydrate constantly by carrying your water bottle anywhere you go. Drink at regular interval to promote better health. Water lubricates the joints, helps in removing toxins, improves digestion, regulates normal body temperature and keeps you hydrated.