Think you know what’s healthy and what’s not? You may be surprised. While we all know the basics of healthy eating and exercise, there are many unexpectedly healthy things you may not be aware are good for you.
As long as you don’t step on any broken glass, barefoot running may be better for your shins, knees, hips and back than your pricey trainers. A study published last year in the journal Nature reported that running in trainers can send a shock up your legs that is virtually non-existent when running barefoot.
An ancient Indian medicine technique, tongue scraping requires a special cleaning device and several minutes of gag-inducing scraping. But it can help cure bad breath and may reduce your chances of developing gum diseases and even colds.
Vibrating Exercise Platforms
Perhaps you’ve spotted these at your gym or spa? The idea is to stand on a vibrating platform for a few minutes before stepping off and performing your exercise, which the vibration claims to help you perform better and faster.
Warm Up Before Workouts
Warming routine that includes moves like walking lunges and high skips. Get in the habit of performing a dynamic warm-up before any kind of workout and you’ll not only enhance your performance, but also help prevent injury.
If you find yourself getting snap happy on a holiday or night out, this may be no bad thing. Research suggests that recalling good memories and having a positive view of the past can help boost happiness levels and health, yet according to separate research we find it more difficult to recall good memories than bad ones. If you have trouble focusing on happy memories, try compiling some photo albums of your favourite moments for an instant health and happiness boost.
While many of us associate beer with beer bellies, drinking this popular tipple in moderation could actually have more health benefits than red wine. Research studies have shown that moderate consumption of beer can help
reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia. On top of this, beer is rich in many nutrients, including magnesium, selenium and B vitamins, and contains a cancer-fighting compound found in hops.
So do things wisely 😉