6 Strange But Awesome Heath Tips You Should Know About
There are a lot of different methods to improve your health such as lose weight, eat less food before bed, and exercise more. However there are other tricks you could be doing to help boost your health! In this post we will list 6 strange tips you probably never stopped to think it could have a big impact on your health.
See the 6 awesome tips for you health below:
Drink coffee before you take a nap
There was a Japanese study conducted that examined how to make the most of a nap and surprisingly people who took a “coffee nap” (only consuming about 200 milligrams of caffeine) immediately taking a 20-minute rest ended up feeling more alert. These people performed better on computer tests than those who only took a nap.
The reason this works is because a 20 minute nap ends just as the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine, which maximizes alertness.
“Adenosine is a byproduct of wakefulness and activity,” says Allen Towfigh, MD, medical director of New York Neurology & Sleep Medicine. “As adenosine levels increase, we become more fatigued.
Napping clears out the adenosine and, when combined with caffeine, an adenosine-blocker, further reduces its effects and amplifies the effects of the nap.”
Drink lemon water in the morning
Drinking lemon water in the morning has amazing benefits to your health. It helps digestion in the morning because typically during you sleep you haven’t been drinking any water for the last 8 hours. Giving your body enough water when you wake up is important for your organs and mind.
Lemon water also helps you maintain a healthy body weight. Researchers in Germany found that drinking enough water increased metabolism
After drinking approximately 17 ounces of water, the subjects’ metabolic rates — or the rate at which calories are burned — increased by 30% for both men and women. The increases occurred within 10 minutes of water consumption and reached a maximum after about 30 to 40 minutes.(source)
Dieting the diet soda will help weight loss
You shouldn’t be drinking diet soda even if it zero calories or has zero sugar. Research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed that overweight and obese adults who drank diet beverages ate more calories from food than those who drank regular soda. Additionally, a University of Texas study found that diet soda drinkers had a 70% greater increase in waist circumference than non-drinkers over the course of about 10 years.
“In addition, many people think ‘low-fat,’ ‘low-sugar,’ or ‘light’ means fewer calories, but that’s not always true,” says Goodson. “Typically when manufacturers cut something out and the end result tastes just as good, they’ve added something like additional sugar.”
Don’t drink energy drinks when you’re tired
Energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffeethe boost that they give you also brings on unpleasant side effects like nervousness, irritability, and rapid heartbeat. Plus, energy drinks often contain high levels of taurine, a central nervous system stimulant, and upwards of 50 grams of sugar per can (that’s about 13 teaspoons worth!).
This amount of sugar spikes blood sugar temporarily, only to crash soon after, leaving you sluggish, foggy-headed, and reaching for another energy drink.
Drink water if you feel bloated
If you are feeling bloated drinking water can actually help reduce the bloated feeling. If you’re on a high-fiber diet, for example, then your body needs more water to work more efficiently, says Dr. Lee. “Water mixes with water soluble fiber and makes it into a gel like substance.
This affects the motility of the gut and reduces the symptom of bloating.” Drinking more water also relieves bloating caused by dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, your body clings to the water your body does have, causing you to puff up.
Exercise if you’re feeling tired
We understand that after a long exhausting day at work exercising sounds like the last thing you’d want to do, but getting your body moving and sweating it will actually energize you. Fatigue along with mood and depression improved after a single 30-minute moderate intensity exercise session, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “Everything we do uses oxygen, so when you exercise it helps you work more efficiently and you don’t tire as easily,” says Nutting. “You also function better mentally.”