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10 Weirdest Health Tips

You probably heard of so many weird health tips around the internet. Here are some of the weirdest we found. They might be to weird that you might not actually believe them. Comment below to share your ideas.

 

10. Eat Less, by Eating More

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Yes, you read it right. Eat less, by Eating More. Scientists believe that if you eat a healthy snack more than once daily, would rather be much better than eating a bag of cookies or pretzels. The cookies or pretzels will leave you hungrier throughout the day and will eventually make you eat more. Eating healthy snacks, or bites, throughout the day will leave your tummy satisfied and healthy.

 

9. Drink Coffee to Have a Better Nap

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Freeimages.com/ se hui(shirley) Kim

What? Seriously? I thought it was that Coffee I had that kept me alert and not able to sleep. Apparently, a Japanese study found out that Coffee Drinkers who consume “200 milligrams” of caffeine (equivalent to one or two cups of coffee) and immediately taking a 20-minute nap afterwards are better off relaxing and performing better on computer tests after their nap.

 

8. Ditch Diet Soda to Lose Weight

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Freeimages.com/ gina lee

Although Diet Soda has been known to be a healthier option for people looking to lose weight and following dietary plans, it is not relatively true. Diet Soda replaces regular sugar used in sodas with other substitutes that may contain higher calories. Studies from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health state that, “Individuals who drink diet soda typically have a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) and consume more snack food than those who drink sugary beverages.”

The study also suggests that obese and overweight adults looking to lose weight must also look into the components of their solid-food, particularly sweet snacks, in addition to watching their type of beverage intake.

 

7. Exercising When Tired

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Freeimages.com/ Lotus Head

It’s the end of a long day, and you are absolutely not in the mood to exercise. However, exercising for 30-minutes after feeling tired would re-energize your body and improve your overall mood. You will definitely feel freshened and in a better physique than you were before the exercise. Also, exercising every day will help you sleep better at night, especially if you have a lot going on in your mind.

 

6. Improve Your Relationship, by Spending Less Time Together

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Freeimages.com/ Helmut Gevert

Again, you read it right! This does not mean you should not spend time with your loved one or partner at all. Instead, make sure each one of you spends time with their friends, and running their daily lives without having the other partner around all day long, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a healthy option to separate a few activities from being together. For instance, try spending sometime a week with your friends and relatives rather with you partner. This will actually make you miss each other, which increases and improves the love between you two.

 

5. Don’t Brush Immediately After Eating, for Healthier Teeth

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Freeimages.com/ John Hartley

I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life. Turns out brushing your teeth immediately after meals and beverages could erode the layer underneath the enamel, especially if the food or beverage you are consuming is acidic. Howard R. Gamble, the immediate past president of the Academy of General Dentistry suggests waiting 30 to 60 minutes before brushing your teeth after consuming food and beverages, in order to protect your dental health.

 

4. Avoid Energy Drinks When Tired

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Freeimages.com/ sanja gjenero

Energy drinks contain up to 5 times more caffeine than coffee. Their energy boost however comes with unpleasant side effects that include stress, hypertension, nervousness, irritability, and rapid irregular heartbeats. Health.com states that “energy drinks often contain high levels of taurine, a central nervous system stimulant, and upwards of 50 grams of sugar per can (that’s 13 teaspoons worth!)”

 

3. Drink A Hot Beverage to Cool Off

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Freeimages.com/ senol guven

Arabs know this too well. You can see people in the deserts drinking hot tea during a sunny hot day to cool off. The reason is as you drink a hot beverage your body senses the temperature and start sweating; as it sweats your body cools off. Two studies performed at the University of Ottowa has proved that this is the case.

 

2. Stay Away from Antibacterial Soap to Prevent Illness

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Freeimages.com/ Dmitry Mayatskyy

Using Antibacterial Soap does not make any difference from using regular soap. However, long-term exposure to some chemicals found in these products can pose health risks like bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. Triclosan is one of these chemicals the FDA has announced about in a 2013 statement.

 

1. Drink More Water When You Feel Bloated

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Freeimages.com/ Sara Hammarbäck

Studies has proved that drinking water when bloated will actually make you feel less bloated, especially if you are on a high-fiber diet, as your body will require a lot of water to work more efficiently. Drinking water is also healthy, as even when you are bloated, your body could be dehydrated, therefore, make sure to consume the right amount of water in order to feel better faster.

 

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