25 Awesome Body Hacks Life Is Trying To Hide From You
Our modern fast-moving lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, excessive stress, sleep deficiency, lack of sport and physical activities and many other factors negatively influence our health both physically and mentally. Most of us cannot change our everyday habits overnight but what we can do is following simple body hacks. Seemingly insignificant, these little tricks can be surprisingly helpful and efficient. From controlling drunkenness symptoms to managing stress before a big exam, check out these 25 body hacks that life is trying to hide from you. Don’t let life hide these from you!
If you have a toothache, rub some ice on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. By numbing your hand, the intensity of your pain will be reduced.
If you have broken a blister and you don’t have any antiseptic around, you can use a few drops of Listerine. This mouthwash also has strong antiseptic effects.
Speaking of clubs… If you get drunk and start to feel dizzy, put your hands on something hard and stable. Putting your hand on a stable object will help you feel more balanced.
If that gut wrenching dizziness persist even after you throw yourself on your bed, put one of your legs on the ground. It will make your body feel more stable and reduces that unpleasant dizzy feeling.
As bizarre as this may sound, it’s been proven that those who cannot handle being vaccinated should cough during the act. Studies have shown that a sudden cough reduces the pain a person feels during a shot.
If you go to sleep after a big hearty meal, be sure to lie on your left side. Sleeping on your right side places your stomach in a higher position than your esophagus, enabling food and stomach acid to go to your throat.
Don’t underestimate the importance of drinking water. A glass of water after waking up helps activate your internal organs, drinking before a meal improves your digestion and drinking before bed reduces the danger of a heart attack.
Everyone’s familiar with the desperation of urgently needing to pee when there’s no bathroom in sight. To suppress this urge, simply think about sex.
If you want to hold your breath underwater for a longer period of time, take a series of short breaths instead of one huge inhalation. This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen and buys you some extra seconds.
There are dozens of “guaranteed” remedies for hiccups. Nevertheless, studies suggest that increasing the level of CO2 in your bloodstream is the key. Therefore, breathing into a plastic bag for about 30 seconds is an almost sure way of annihilating those annoying hiccups.
To get rid of a sore throat, prepare a mixture of ¼ cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon a few times a day. It may not be the most delicious remedy but it will kill the bacteria and help to heal your throat.
If you have an urgent need to gag, grip your thumb as firmly as you can inside your fist. This should help you suppress the gag reflex.
Next time someone tells you playing video games is a waste of time, don’t believe them! Research shows that video games improve reflexes, memory, reasoning, problem solving, hand-eye coordination, field of vision, spatial resolution, fine motor skills, pain tolerance, and so much more. Sorry anti-video game groups, looks like your princess is in another castle.
Uncontrollable laughter – which is the opposite of the previous problem but can be JUST AS embarrassing – might be suppressed by thinking about something sad. If this doesn’t work, try to cause a little physical pain to yourself such as pinching yourself or biting your tongue.
If you suffer from the feared “side stitch” when you run, you probably tend to exhale when your right foot hits the ground, which puts pressure on your liver. To avoid that, switch things up and exhale when your left foot hits the ground instead.