There are so many methods to improve your health but some of them are pretty straightforward. To lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to prevent dehydration, drink more water. However, others can be totally counterintuitive. We have some tricks that can really surprise you.
Drink coffee to have better nap
People who took a “coffee nap” – consuming about 200 milligrams of caffeine and the immediately taking a 20-minute rest – felt more alert. But why does it work? That’s because a 20-minute nap ends just as the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine, maximizing alertness.
Don’t brush your teeth after eating
Why not to do that? Just don’t, especially if the meals and drinks were acidic. Acidic foods – citrus fruits, sports drinks, tomatoes, soda – can soften tooth enamel. Brushing your teeth at this stage can speed up acid’s effect on your enamel and erode the layer underneath.
To eat less, eat more
If you grab a 100-calorie snack pack of cookies or pretzels is more likely to make you hungrier than if you ate something more substantial. We recommend you choosing a protein such as peanut butter or string cheese with an apple.
Skip energy drinks when you are tired
Energy drinks contain up to five times more caffeine than coffee, but the boost they provide is fleeting and comes with unpleasant side effects like nervousness, irritability, and rapid heartbeat.
When you are bloated, drink water
If you feel bloated, drinking more water sounds as if it would only make it worse, but it can often help. If you’re on a high-fiber diet, for instance, your body needs more water to work more efficiently.
To cool off – drink a hot baverage
Which will cool you off on a steamy summer morning: iced coffee or hot? When you sip a hot baverage, your body senses the change in temperature and increases your sweat production. Then, as the sweat evaporates from your skin, you cool off naturally.
Exercise when you are tired
After a long workday exercising sounds like the last thing you would want to do, but getting your sweat on will actually energize you. Fatigue along with mood and depression improved after a single 30-minute moderate intensity exercise session.