Whether or not you will truly stick to a diet or workout plan will be up to you, but we thought of sharing a few health hacks with you that you can definitely use and benefit from. Take a look.
Peppermint oil can be an effective and safe way to ease your migraine headache. The anti-inflammatory properties in the oil can soothe your nerves and help to reduce and remove the pain. Apply some of it on to your temples and let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes. Gently massage. You can also have a glass of grape juice to reduce the pain.
2. Cough Or Sore Throat
If you’ve been irritated with that sore throat or cough for long, here is a hack that can help. Make a mix of 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp. water, 1/4th tsp cayenne pepper and 1 tbsp. honey and drink up. You can also eat half of a raw onion, as it contains vitamin C, fibre and sulfur that can ease the cold.
Add a piece of root turmeric to a cup of milk and blend together. Have it each day in the morning to prevent aches and pains, cough and cold and even reduce your chances of cancer. If you find the taste too strong, you can add a tbsp. of honey to it.
4. Homemade Protein Shake
Try this super delicious and healthy protein milkshake as a breakfast option each morning, especially if you start a workout routine. Mix a banana, 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 150 gm yogurt, 100 ml milk, 1 tbsp. chia seeds and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Drink to the taste and health!
5. Painful Feet
Place a tennis ball on the floor and put your foot on it, with the ball under the middle part of the sole. Move your foot backward and forward to give it a kind of massage to ease pain. If you have a throbbing type of pain, you can substitute the tennis ball for a bottle of frozen water.
6. Beat The Stress
Chewing on a few leaves of fresh mint can help you instantly reduce your stress and anxiety levels. If you don’t have fresh mint leaves, you can substitute the same with mint drops or even sugarless mint gum. It can also help to ease nausea. Alternatively, you can also smell an orange peel to feel an instant lift to your mood.
7. Lower Cholesterol
Squeeze out the juice of one lemon and add a pinch of salt to it. Drink this each day to bring down your cholesterol level and keep it in check. It is also a great way to keep your weight in check and prevent obesity.
8. Sleep Well
A great way to ease your way to sleep is to use products that contain some form of lavender essence. For instance, you could add a drop of lavender essential oil to a handkerchief and place it on your pillow when you are ready to sleep. You can also use a massage cream that contains lavender essential oil, as it will make you feel calm and ready for bed.
The hacks mentioned here are simple tips to help you on a daily basis, but please make sure to speak to your doctor about any health issue you have, so that you can get the required treatment and attention on time.