Top 17 Simple Health Tips You Should Know

It seems like there's a new study out everyday presenting scary medical news figuring out how to stay healthy can be really stressful and we all know that stress isn't healthy fortunately.

Simple healthy tips you should know

There are lots of simple ways to boost your health from sleeping on your left side to getting a pet even playing video games can be good for you in moderation prepare to be amazed by this list of 16 genius health tips below:

1. Sleeping on your left side 

You may not think it matters which side you lieon when you go to bed, but studies have shown you're better off snoozing on your left side. This position improves blood flow to your organs, helping the spleen and intestines work more. Efficiently there's also a big bonus for heartburn sufferers since several studies have found that sleeping on your left side apparently reduces heartburn. No one knows the exact reason for this, but one hypothesis holds that left side sleeping keeps the junction between the stomach and esophagus above the level of gastric acid, it seems very odd but it's all true and the good thing is that left side sleeping is a cool and easy trick everyone can use.

2. Don't brush after eating after all since

You were a kid you were probably told to brush your teeth after every meal, it turns out that's not such a great idea! Acidic food or drinks and even healthy foods like fruits and vegetables are often very acidic and can soften your tooth enamel this raises the risk of tooth damage with brushing. A better idea is to wait 30 to 60 minutes after a meal to brush those pearly whites.

3. Avoid bright lights before bed

You may like to relax before bed by reading on your tablet, surfing  the internet or updating your calendar on your phone. Unfortunately even if these things are relaxing, they can prevent you from sleeping soundly it's the blue light produced by all our electronic devices any kind of bright lights at night interfere with the production of melatonin a hormone that helps us sleep.  Several studies have linked exposure bright light at night to increase risk of several forms of cancer heart disease and obesity. Some preliminary evidence suggests lower melatonin levels may increase the risk of cancer, if you like to read a paper book is a better idea than an e-reader. But if you have to use something with a screen a pair of amber tinted glasses can reduce the blue light and help you sleep better now that's a bright idea.

4. Sitting correctly at a computer 

Sitting at a computer can leave you with all sorts of aches and pains, poor posture is a big part of the problem admit it you sat up straighter just hearing that improving posture is a good start but there are other changes you can make to reduce strain. When sitting raise the height of your chair put your keyboard and mouse on your desktop surface and move your monitor or laptop screen, so it's at exactly the height of your face that way you won't strain your necklooking down.

5. Exercising longer is not a good way to lose weight 

While experts agree exercise has many health benefits, it is not a magic bullet for weight loss. In fact physical activity is usually only a tiny percentage of your daily calorie burn, most of the calories you burn result from your resting metabolism in other words. The basic functioning of your body like breathing additionally many people overeat after exercise, because it makes them hungry. If you do exercise longer sessions, may seem like a good idea but you'll actually get more metabolic benefits from a shorter more intense workout than a longer. One high-intensity interval training or HIIT helps you burn more calories after you finish exercising. One study found those who do at HIIT workout burned a hundred calories more in the following 24 hours than those who did a longer lower intensity sweat session. This can have some weight loss benefits if you don't follow your workout with a box of donuts instead pack a healthy snack to eat after you exercise as HIIT is most effective when pay with a healthy diet. I'm not saying that exercise is bad and you shouldn't do it, what I'm saying is that exercise alone is not enough or as important as most people think instead put more focus on maintaining a healthy diet and the way you exercise.

6. Smoothies energy bars and even some salads are not healthy 

Now that you know diet and calories are more important than exercise, when it comes to losing weight you may think ordering a salad is the way to go. Salad certainly can be healthy as vegetables like lettuce kale and carrots and to be low in calories and high in vitamins and fiber, but some restaurants add so much cheese salad dressing and sometimes even fried meats to their salads, that they can top 1000 calories. If you're dining out ask for dressing on the side, so you can use a small amount and limit the extra calories. You can also ask for the cheese on the side or left off entirely, if your salad comes with meat ask for it to be grilled instead of fried smoothie. energy bars often have an unhealthy amount of calories as well and it's always a good idea to check the label before buying or read a restaurants nutrition info online before ordering

7. Loosen your tie to reduce your risk of glaucoma 

Wearing your tie too tight can be uncomfortable not just for you but also your eyeballs there's a reason some guys think of their necktie as a noose in one study of 40 men adjusting a tie -slightly uncomfortable for only 3minutes raised intraocular pressure a leading cause of glaucoma so loosen up  that tie or better yet just use a clip-on then you'll also save yourself the stress of having to tie it every morning

8. Easy on the positive thinking it can make you feel more depressed 

You know the feeling you're having a bad day and someone attempts to help by telling you to look on the bright side or have a positive attitude if you find this annoying instead of helpful you're not alone studies have shown positive thinking it provides only a marginal improvement in the mood for those with high self-esteem the with lower self-esteem actually felt worse probably because there's nothing more depressing than a fake cheer when you're having a lousy day many people actually felt better when making a list of negative things about themselves this may be because once you've identified your faults you can work to improve them

9. Beware of the new car smell and open those windows 

Many people love that new car smell so much that even sold as a variety of air freshener but getting a good whiff of the real thing could actually be bad for your health the inside of a new car contains plastics adhesives and fabrics and when these are concentrated in a small space like the inside of a new vehicle they can release harmful gases especially in high temperatures as much as you might love that new car smell it's much healthier to roll down the windows and let it escape especially in warm weather

10. Yogic breathing improves lung function and blood flow to the brain

Pranayama sounds like something you might order at that new Indian restaurant downtown, but it's actually a yoga breathing principle Yoga is healthy in general but if you don't have time to bend yourself into a pretzel you can still benefit from pranayama this technique brings more oxygen to the blood and brain and it can improve lung function just don't take any deep calming breaths in your new car

11. Get a pet 

If you already have a pet you probably know your furry friend can help reduce stress. Many studies have shown having a pet lowers blood pressure and can even reduce the risk of depression. Seniors with Alzheimer's have fewer anxious out burst when an animal shares their home walking a dog is also a good exercise but your pet doesn't have to be furry and forelegs watching fish swimmin in aquarium has been shown to be just as relaxing.

12. Gardening reduces stress and symptoms of depression 

Another good way to relieve stress involves getting down and dirty in the garden. One study in the Netherlands showed that gardening reduces stress even better than other relaxing activities, like reading a book spending time outside and away from digital devices combat stress and attention fatigue and can even reduce symptoms of depression growing healthy fresh produce that you can eat and soaking up some vitamin D from the Sun or other benefits of the outdoor activity.

13. Drink that wine 

Wine lovers have good reason to celebrate maybe with a glass of well wine, because the beverage is actually good for you. Wine contains polyphenols which reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer they might also have antibacterial properties that are effective against the streptococcus bug Cabernet Sauvignon may even reduce your risk of Alzheimer's. Just make sure you don't drink so much you lose your memory for an entirely different reasonwine is best enjoyed in moderation.

14. Bird watching is heart healthy 

Bird watching may sound like a sedentary pursuit, but it can actually be good exercise. Many bird watchers spend time walking through the woods. while looking for unusual varieties of the feathered creatures walking two miles an hour for two hours can burn almost 400 calories and the fresh air and immersion in nature can also help reduce stress.

15. Playing a musical instrument

Even if you're not a musical genius, playing an instrument has many health benefits it improves hand eye coordination and fine motor skills better still, it can increase your IQ by seven points and it's never too late to start both kids and adults reap these brain benefits adults who play instruments also have lower blood pressure as for the people who listen to you play well we'll get back to you on that.

16. Playing video games 

You may have heard  that sitting on a couch and playing video games is unhealthy and doing so all day has its downsides, but playing video games also has health benefits, it reduces stress and depression and can even help relieve physical pain. However this is another situation where moderation is key you should still try to keep your screen time to two hours a day or less.

17. Surfing the internet 

We've all heard how unhealthy it is to spend the whole day in front of a computer, but sometimes spent surfing the Internet is actually healthy. Researchers at UCLA discovered searching the web whose brain health in those middle-aged and older, it may even slow some of the effects of aging on the brain by stimulating areas that control language memory and complex reasoning. Just make sure you take breaks and stretch while exploring the world wide web.

what's the most surprising health tip you've learned hopefully this article has been helpful did you learn anything new also which one did you think was the best and you know of any others please

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