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Health Hacks For Your Body

Healthy-body-hacks-blurry-vision_x000D_ _x000D_ Let’s face it - life is sometimes hard._x000D_ _x000D_ Between work pressures ( my boss doesn’t give me enough cred), relationship problems ( she doesn’t appreciate the things I do) and health issues ( where did the 10 kilos come from?), it can get overwhelmingly much at times. You feel your life is spinning out of control at a dizzying speed._x000D_ _x000D_ You wish there is something you can do._x000D_ _x000D_ Well you’re in luck! Take back the reins, and start to take control with these 10 simple and efficient hacks for your body. The best part - there are no medications or trips to the doc required. Read on and start to feel the control creeping it’s way back into your hands!_x000D_ _x000D_ 1. This place is so noisy I can’t even have a conversation!_x000D_ _x000D_ Trouble hearing someone in a noisy situation? Use your right ear. Your right ear picks up words better while your left ear is better with music tones._x000D_ _x000D_ Healthy-body-hacks-listen_x000D_

 2.This meeting has been going on for so long, my hands are going numb!

_x000D_ The next time those pins and needles creep up on you and your hands fall asleep, rock your head from side to side. This loosens the compression of the nerves on your neck. If your foot falls asleep, try standing up and walk around._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ 3. I’ve been staring at this computer for so long, my eyes are going blurry!_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ For temporary vision improvement, curl your hand into a fist and look through the tiny hole as you would a telescope. This smart trick allows a narrow beam of light to reach the retina hence increasing depth and focus._x000D_ _x000D_ 4. Ah-ah-choo! Wait! Stop! I can’t sneeze during this presentation!_x000D_ _x000D_ If you’ve already started to sneeze, chances are you can’t stop them. However, if you feel one coming and want to stop it before it starts, try pressing your tongue firmly behind you teeth. You can also try tickling the_x000D_ roof of your mouth with your tongue. Alternatively, if you’re trying to force out an oncoming sneeze, looking into a bright light can induce it._x000D_ _x000D_ Healthy-body-hacks-ah-ah-choo_x000D_ _x000D_ 5. My head feels like it’s going to explode!_x000D_ _x000D_ Need to clear a stuffy nose or sinus pressure? Push your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press a finger between your eyebrows. Alternating between these two loosens the congestion. After 20 seconds you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain. Hallelujah!_x000D_ _x000D_ 6. “Accidentally” drank too much that the room is spinning?_x000D_ _x000D_ If you feel the room is spinning when you’ve had a drink too many, put your hands on something stable like a wall. This gives your brain another reference point and gives you balance. Might even save you from stumbling quickly to the porcelain throne._x000D_ _x000D_ 7. I keep coughing to try and get rid of this itch in my throat!_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Need to get rid of that pestering itch in the back of your throat and coughing just isn't cutting it? Scratch your ear. Scratching your ear stimulates the nerves, which creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm._x000D_ _x000D_ 8. I need to take these tablets but I feel like they’re the size of watermelons!_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Some of us just can’t seem to swallow the much-needed pills we need to get better. We often see people putting their heads back to swallow pills - this doesn’t help. A better way is to take a sip of water, tilt your head forward, and then swallow the tablet. The pill goes down well when floating in water._x000D_ _x000D_ 9. If only I could solve problems in my sleep!_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ Make your sleep work for you by remembering data and solving problems in your sleep. Most memory consolidation happens when your mind is in a resting state, such as, just before you fall asleep. Reviewing material or problems before going to bed can help you with remembering the information or even conceive a solution to the problem._x000D_ _x000D_ Healthy-body-hacks read-in-bed_x000D_ _x000D_ 10. I’m too full to sleep, I can’t get comfortable!_x000D_ _x000D_ If you’ve had a big meal and still feeling full as you go to sleep, lie on your left side. This will save you from an acid re-flux attack as it keeps your stomach lower than your esophagus. It is also wise to not go to bed immediately after a meal. Best to wait for 2 to 3 hours._x000D_ _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ ____________________________________________________________________________________x000D_ _x000D_ AUTHOR: Leena Salim_x000D_ _x000D_ IMAGES: courtesy of, in order:_x000D_ _x000D_ 1. _x000D_ 2. _x000D_ 3. _x000D_ 4. _x000D_  _x000D_ _x000D_ Save_x000D_ _x000D_ Save_x000D_ _x000D_ Save

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