In the fast paced world that we live in, many people do not take the time out of their day that they should to properly take care of themselves.
But many health issues can be addressed in just 10 seconds. Check out some of these tips!
Put your contacts in after you shower.
Getting a shower while wearing your contacts can expose your eyes to infection-causing waterborne microbes. It’s best to wait until after you shower to put them in.
Check your thyroid.
Even a mildly overactive thyroid can increase your heart disease risk by 65 percent. A quick blood test can check your level of TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone.
Drink hot tea in the morning.
According to the International Journal of Cancer, drinking hot tea in the morning can slash your risk of kidney cancer by 15 percent. They also suggest trying pu-erh tea instead of green or black tea, because it is better at preventing DNA damage
Recline a little.
Canadian researchers have found that keeping your body at a 90-degree angle puts a lot of strain on your spine. Give your back a break and recline a little – the ideal angle is 45 degrees off vertical.
Get enough sleep.
British studies show that getting more than 9 hours a sleep a night or getting less than 6 hours a sleep a night, doubles your risk of an early death from any cause. Experts always suggest that you should aim for 7 or 8 hours a night.
Eat steamed broccoli, not boiled.
By simply modifying the way that you cook your broccoli can increase the concentration of glucosinolates – compounds found to fight cancer – by 30 percent. Always steam your broccoli; boiling actually lowers the level of the compound.
Drink some wine. (Yes, we are serious!)
A recent Israeli study shows that polyphenols, the compounds found in red wine, help block fat absorption… so drink an extra glass of red wine. (or two!)