Sometimes, it's the weirdest, strangest habits that can actually make you feel better. The ones that you don't expect are what can help you to lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to prevent dehydration, drink more water.
These crazy, odd tips used to be just myths; now they have been proven to do you better.
1. Don’t brush right away after eating.
We’ve always been taught to brush our teeth after each meal so the bacteria won’t form up. I guess we’ve been wrong all this time, have we? Don't brush your teeth immediately after meals and drinks, especially if what you ate is acidic. The acidity can soften tooth enamel, and it can speed up acid's effect on your enamel and erode the layer underneath. It’s best to wait 30 to 60 minutes before brushing.
2. Drink water when you're bloated.
When you feel bloated, nothing sounds good. You don’t want to eat or consume anything. But studies have shown that drinking water affects the motility of the gut and reduces the symptom of bloating.
3. Talk to yourself. (Just not too loud)
Studies have shown that talking to yourself can make you more intelligent. Besides, who can understand you more than you? Cheer yourself when you need motivation. Comfort yourself. Congratulate yourself. That way, your chances at success will become higher. It’s a handy trick whether you are in the gym, trying to roll out of bed for a 6 a.m. workout, or attempting not to raid the supermarket’s snack aisle. It can even act as a form of meditation, helping to lower your stress, blood pressure, and improve both your mental and physical health.
4. Walk around barefoot.
No shoes, no problem, just don’t do it in problem. Walk around your house or yard barefoot may be the best thing that can happen to your feet. Walking without supportive insoles and super-cushioned shoes causes the tiny muscles in your feet and ankles to work overtime. If you don’t put anything on it, you can give back its much-needed relief.
5. Don’t always use the antibacterial soap.
Better yet, don’t use them at all, according to the American Medical Association. Studies claim that there's no solid scientific proof that these soaps are better at preventing infection than regular soap. Sometimes, they may even be harsh!
Being healthy doesn’t just come from food and exercise, sometimes, these weird and uncommon potential health boosters can work even better for better sleep, better mood, and more!
Stay happy and healthy with these quirky tips!