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Strange but Effective Health Tips

People have their own tried and tested ways to ensure they remain fit and healthy day in and out. A number of them are surely stranger than others; but you’ll be surprised with how effective they can be. Here are 6 of them to give you a few examples:

Honesty beats headaches

You may think that telling (white) lies is harmless from time to time. However, you would learn that this is not actually true; you are actually hurting yourself. According to research, lying can cause you headaches due to the stress it can generate in your body. This is backed even further by the researchers from University of Notre Dame who said that people who always lie are more prone to sore throats, anxiety, and headaches – so be sure to put some effort in telling the truth. After all, honesty is the best policy.

Feel happier by turning your night light off

Are you constantly having bad moods and/or feeling down? It might be because of the night light you are using when you sleep. Try turning it off; researchers say that it will help you immensely. They say that lights, including the one coming from your TV, are bad for your melatonin production. It is a hormone that regulates your mood and can only be produced in the darkness. The next time you are preparing for your bedtime, go ahead and turn off all the nights in your room. Don’t worry no monsters will get you!

Dirt can improve your immune system

Dirt and bacteria often have negative connotations attach to them, which are of course justified. But you’ll be surprised that doctors believe that a little bit of dirt can be good for one’s immune system. This is because they contain friendly bacteria that are beneficial to the body, which is why activities like gardening and walking in the countryside can alleviate depression and boost the immune system.

Chewing gum can boost your brain power

Coventry University has done a research paper on how chewing gum can essentially boost your brain power. It found out that students, who chew mint-flavoured gum, have vastly improved their memory and test scores by 35%. Next time you are inching to drink coffee to become alert, try chewing gum instead.

Beat stress by calling your mom

This one is really a strange health tip that is truly effective. Proceedings B has published a study about how contacting your mom can significantly reduce your stress levels. In the study, they found out that contact with your mother (both physical and over the phone) can decrease the levels of cortisol – the stress hormone – in your body.

If you are feeling extra stressful lately, then it’s probably time to call your mother.

Drink spearmint tea to balance hormones

Women, who are having issues with their hormones which could include facial hair and acne, can go ahead and drink spearmint tea to control them. Turkish researchers have found out that drinking two cups of this tea everyday can very much reduced the number of male sex hormones in their body.

Drinking spearmint tea can also aid out those who are currently taking oral contraceptives to regulate the hirsutism they are experiencing.

Have you tried out one of these strange yet effective health tips? Try them out and see for yourself if they will work on you as well. You don’t have to worry if they do not work out in the end, there are several list of drugstores in the Philippines that can help you get better instead!

 

About the Author:
Laurel Santos is a 24 year old grown up woman whose kid at heart. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer. She also manages a small pet shop inside their village. She loves traveling so much because she believes that one should not just die staying in without exploring the world. She got a big heart for animals especially those stray dogs. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about which is writing.

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