Everyone wants to know the best way to live a healthy lifestyle. Diet and exercise are always at the top of the list, and we can’t overstate the importance of balanced nutrition and working out, but did you know there are a lot of little habits that go into a truly healthy lifestyle? From getting good sleep to managing stress – there are a hundred different ways to make good choices without trying too hard! Read on to find out our top 10 weird health hacks!
Sleeping On Your Left Side
Dozens of studies have shown that sleeping on your left side improves blood flow to your organs. It also helps your digestion track, as well as relieves heartburn. This is such an easy hack – you literally do it while you’re sleeping!
A Longer Workout Doesn’t Equal More Weight Loss
Unfortunately, losing weight is a lot more complicated than just adding ten more minutes to your workout. Most of the calories we burn in the day come from things our body does in the background – breathing, digesting, etc. This means that in order to really kickstart your weight loss, you need to focus on how to ramp up your metabolism. Some studies suggest that only adding to your workout – and not also changing your diet – may even cause some people to gain weight. They perceive that they are burning more calories than they actually are, and so they reward themselves with decadent treats that they otherwise would have avoided!
Get A Pet
There are hundreds of studies that show how pets lower blood pressure and stress. But did you know that having a furry friend can help Alzheimer’s patients have fewer anxious outbursts? Dogs, in particular, have been shown to reduce depression in their owners. But you don’t have to have a four-legged, furry pet to receive health benefits. Just watching fish in a tank helps calm anxiety and depression – so no excuses!