We all want to be as healthy as possible, but with one thing or another, we don’t always make the best decisions or use our time and resources as wisely as we could. This is totally understandable because we’re all very busy in the modern world, but if we want to do the best for our health and the health of our families, there are lots of simple, ingenious things we can and should do to improve our health.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best health hacks everyone should know about…
Swap plasters for duct tape
If you, or someone in your family, is prone to getting blisters from new shoes or when you are out exercising, instead of suffering what can be quite excruciating pain, or stopping your planned activities, try placing duct tape over the affected area as soon as you feel a blister is forming, It provides a better level of cushioning and is more likely to stay in place, which means your shoes won’t rub nearly as much and you will be able to comfortably get on with your day.
Pierce your ears for migraine relief
Did you know that a daith or tragus piercing could help to put an end to your migraines? Not just a fashionable choice, these two ear-piercing placements, in particular, have been shown to help a lot of people have fewer migraines of less severity. So, if you’ve been plagued with migraines and nothing seems to help, it could be worth hitting up your local piercing parlour instead.
Swear your pain away
Okay, so this is one you probably won’t want to share with the kids or do in front of them, but if you’re in pain, studies have shown that letting rip with a torrent of swear words can actually help to diminish your pain and lower your heart rate so you can find comfort fast. Give it a try it really does work!
Save time with online GPs
Seeing a GP right now can be tricky due to the coronavirus pandemic and its ongoing effects on the health service as well as daily life. But that doesn’t mean you need to suffer in silence; these days, you can connect to a qualified GP almost immediately by using one of the many online doctor apps currently available. If your GP is partners with one of these services, you can even do so for free, but if not, proceed are very reasonable, and it if means you and your family can be seen quickly, it is something that is definitely worth considering.
Stand more often
Whether you’re working, having fun with your family or reading a good book if you can stand, you probably should. The more often you stand the better your posture will be, the healthier your bones and muscles will be and the less likely you will be to gain weight. Studies have also shown that people who stand longer live longer, so if you can stand, be sure you do. It may be hard at first, but once you get used to it, it will feel very easy and you will be a whole lot healthier as a result.
Get up earlier
It’s not always easy if you’re aight owl but studies have shown that people who rise earlier are less likely to be depressed, suffer from gastrointestinal complaints or develop diabetes. If you find it hard, try getting up just five minutes earlier each day until you have hit upon a time that you like and which makes you feel as healthy as possible.
Invest in smaller plates
If you and your loved ones are struggling to maintain a healthy weight, something really simple you can do is to switch your bigger dinner plates for small side plates. This will naturally encourage you to eat less while tricking your brain into thinking you are eating more, which means fewer calories and easy weight maintenance for you all.
Take the stairs
Walking instead of taking the stairs, cycling instead of tasking the car – the more you can naturally incorporate movement into your day, the easier it will be to maintain a healthy weight and give your body the exercise it needs to function as optimally as possible. Walking is really one of the best things you can do for your health so try to fit more of it into your day.
Incorporating these basic health hacks into your life will help you and your family to feel happier and healthier no matter what, so what are you waiting for?
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