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7 Surprising Health Tips That Will Blow Your Mind

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Do you ever envy those fictional superheros who never fall sick? Imagine what it would be like to never fear diseases or never having to take sick leaves!

Well, as humans, we are all prone to diseases, serious ones or otherwise, at some point in our lives.

Although being affected by ailments is a given, we can do a few things to reduce their occurrence or minimise their severity.

A few diseases have no known cure; in such cases, we can always take steps to keep their symptoms under control.

Living with disorders is certainly no walk in the park and they can have serious, negative impacts on our daily lives.

We owe it to ourselves to maintain healthy lifestyles, in order to keep disorders and health complications at bay.

Adapting to a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, regular exercise, hygiene, skin and hair care routines, etc, are some of the well-known ways to stay away from disorders.

Apart from the above-mentioned ways, there are a few other lesser-known tips that can help provide relief to you from certain health conditions. Learn all about them, here!


Tip #1

If you are having a tiring day, but you want to avoid the constant yawns, sip on a glass of cold water slowly and take a few deep breaths. Doing this can make you feel energised and also stop you from yawning.


Tip #2

This is an acupressure technique, wherein you apply pressure on the inner part of your left wrist, using the fingers of your right hand. This point is the P6 accupoint; and studies claim that, applying pressure on that point will help provide relief from nausea and vomiting.


Tip #3

When you are suffering from a throat irritation or an itchy throat, try scratching the back of your ear gently. Doing this is known to stimulate a reflex in your throat muscles and cause them to have a spasm, which may help you find relief from the throat itch.


Tip #4

There are times when your hands become numb or "fall asleep", if you apply too much pressure on them for a long time, or due to the lack of blood circulation. By shaking your head from one side to another, you will allow the nerves in your neck to loosen up. These nerves are in turn connected to the nerves in your hands; and when they loosen up, blood flow is stimulated, thereby reducing numbness.


Tip #5

If you are having a bad day and you are feeling down or depressed, try biting gently on the end of a pencil. This action equates to the action of smiling, which releases serotonin and dopamine in your brain, thereby improving your mood.


Tip #6

If you are having non-stop hiccups, then take a glass of cold water, stand up straight, then bend down at the waist until your upper body is parallel to the ground. Now, drink the water slowly. Doing this is known to relieve hiccups.


Tip #7

If you are having a heart-burn or an acid reflux, try lying down on your left side for a while. This position will not allow the acid from your stomach to enter into your oesophagus, thereby reducing acid reflux.

Read more about: health, depression, wellness
Story first published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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