Best Health Hacks for Healthy Living

Health is really a wealth to us but most of us are not concentrating on the health and practicing unhealthy habits.

These are some easy and effective health hacks that are backed by science. So, start building this small foundation for a better health in future.

1. Oil Pulling:

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that helps for overall health. This process helps to reduce the formation of plaque and plaque – induced gingivitis.

We all know that each section of the tongue is connected to different organs like liver, lungs, kidneys, colon, small intestine, stomach, and colon. So, in this way, the oil pulling helps to remove toxins from your entire body.

Here is the detailed process of doing oil pulling.

  • Place 1 tablespoon of extra – virgin coconut oil into your mouth in morning with an empty stomach.
  • Swish it all around the mouth for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • After that spit the oil out and rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Now brush and floss your mouth daily.
  • Do this oil pulling as the first thing in every morning to detoxify your body.

2. Prefer to take Stairs:

We all know that elevators and escalators will not only save our time but also makes us more sedentary. So, it’s best to climb the stairs whenever possible instead of using elevators, as it is the best exercise for people of all ages (except aged people, patients, and pregnant women).

Opt for the stairs which will help to strengthen the muscles, burn fat, tone your legs, improves your energy levels and a healthy heart. It also lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.

3. Cold Shower before Bedtime:

Taking a cold shower at night before bedtime will help to improve blood circulation, reduces your stress levels and thereby relieves you from the strain and depression.

This cold shower will send the electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain which in turn results in an antidepressant effect.

Adequate sound sleep is essential for maintaining proper physical and mental health and inadequate sleep can result in hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases, obesity, etc.

So, whenever you’re going to sleep, take a cold shower, read a book to enhance your sleep, turn off your electronic gadgets and listen to music and go to deep sound sleep.

4. No Sugar – Use Cinnamon:

Use a cinnamon powder instead of using sugar or cream to give a sweet flavor to your tea or coffee. Cinnamon not only has fewer calories but also exhibits numerous health benefits like relieving congestion, reduces muscle and joint stiffness, restricts diabetics and weight gain, supports your digestive health, fights inflammation, boosts your brain function.

Avoid taking sugar alternatives or corn syrup or maple syrup as sugar substitutes, as they also cause some health problems.

5. Carry Water and Snacks:

Munching on unhealthy snacks like doughnuts, rolls, pizzas, wraps, hamburgers, French fries, etc. (high in calories and low in nutritional value) and not drinking enough water are two main causes for many health problems.

So, carry a bottle of water to prevent dehydration and thereby to regulate body temperature, detoxification, aids in proper digestion, effective joints lubrication, etc. Also, for best results, opt for drinking warm water occasionally.

Also munch on some healthy snacks like oranges, roasted nuts, a whole apple, homemade juice, etc. which offer the correct nutrients and also prevents your hungry.

6. Proper Eye Care:

Taking care of eyes is essential in these days, as most of us will spend a lot of time in front of laptops, systems, television, electronic gadgets like smartphones, video games, etc. They cause a lot of strain to your eyes and results in eye fatigue.

This further results in itchy eyes, headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, poor concentration and sensitivity to light. So, follow the rule of 20/20/20 for proper vision and eye care.

For every 20 minutes you spend in front of any screen, take 20 seconds break and then focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away. Also blink your eyes frequently.

7. Lemon Water:

Most of us have made a habit of drinking lemon water in the morning with an empty stomach instead of coffee or tea as first thing in the morning, which helps for proper detoxification of the body.

Lemon has rich content of vitamin C and citric acid that aids in proper digestion and flush out harmful toxins. Also, it is low in sugar content and high in alkaline mineral content that helps to alkalize the body.

So, just squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon in 1 glass of lukewarm water. Stir well and drink it warm to grab these health benefits. You can also add honey to this drink.

8. Meditation:

Meditation helps to reduce stress and produces a deep state of relaxation, which in turn helps to calm the mind and stimulates both physical and emotional well-being.

So, do regular meditation for at least 10 minutes daily to improve your focus, concentration, and memory and also enhance your immunity. Simply start by focusing on a particular object (like your breathing or any sensation in the body or any other object) as a part of meditation.

9. Choose Fresh rather than Canned Products:

For a healthy living, always try to consume fresh produced fruits and vegetables rather than canned ones. Fresh ones will offer more of nutritional values whereas canned products have high sodium and sugar content along with some harmful chemical preservatives.

So, choose the organic and fresh fruits and vegetables and consume them after washing them thoroughly to prevent dust, dirt and other micro-organisms to grab their health benefits.

10. Go with Smaller Meals:

Taking a smaller plate for the meals is very effective to get rid of any digestive problems, as it cut down the intake of more calories and also prevents overeating and treats diabetes.

We won’t eat food by counting the calories every time. So, take small meals for 5 – 6 times a day rather than 3 big meals helps to restrict unintentional overeating, which in turn help to get rid of digestive problems, obesity, and high cholesterol.

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