6 Ways to Improve Your Health in Less Than a Minute
Improving one’s health is not just by spending hours of working out in the gym or queuing the entire morning an appointment in a healthcare clinic. Giving your health a boost is sometimes as easy as giving someone a hug or flossing your teeth after every meal. If you want to know more quick health fixes, here are six more science-backed ways we recommend.
- Wash Your Hands Thoroughly
Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water only takes 20 seconds, plus 10 seconds to sanitize your hands with alcohol. Keeping your hands free of diseases-causing germs and bacteria is your first line of defence in staying healthy.
- Drink Plenty of Water
Doctors in Singapore say that dehydration harms the body in many ways, such as by slowing digestion, making concentration more difficult, drying the skin, and many more. Thank God there’s a quick fix to that, and that’s simply by chugging glasses of water.
- Take Belly Breaths
Simply feel your body taking in and out air by placing your hands on your tummy. Feel it rise and fall while you breathe, and make inhalation and exhalation longer each time. Listening and feeling to your own breathing improves your mood and reduces stress instantly.
- Prep Whatever Fruits You Have
Even if you are not hungry, slice up some apples or wash a bowl of berries and store them in the fridge, so that when you feel like snacking, a healthy option is readily available and you won’t be tempted to grab unhealthy choices.
- Stand Up Every Once In a While
Sitting for hours and slouching in front of the computer can cause damage to your bone and body structure over time. Save yourself from osteoporosis and slouchy body structure by standing up and stretching out every few hours.
- Press Your ‘Positive Points’
Located at the sides of the forehead, halfway between the brows and the hairline, is where your positive points are seated. Press on them for about a minute to allow blood flow into your prefrontal cortex, helping you to relax for a little while.
While many believe that it takes a lot of exercise to stay healthy, we think that simple practices that boost our mood and energy also goes a long way to open the door to our healthier selves. So the next time you think of how to squeeze a health fix in the middle of a frantic day, don’t forget these recommendations we have for you.
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