11 Spellbinding Wellness Hacks To Enhance Everyday Living
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Chew Gum To Read Quicker
Want to read faster? Chew gum, this can double or even triple your reading speed because it distracts the brain signals from your eyes, ears and mouth by giving them something to focus on.
If you like cold drinks, consider using frozen fruit in your water instead of ice, frozen grapes or cucumber for example. This will not only make your water tastier, but if you eat the fruit it can help you reach your five a day, it's genius.
Control The Urge To Pee
Need to pee and don't have access to a bathroom? Fantasying about sex. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so technically you shouldn't feel as much discomfort.
Stretch Away Period Pains
So often you may experience period pains, curl up into a ball and try your best to nap through the pain. However, if you can manage it, try and stretch through the pain – it’ll help soothe the muscle spasms, thereby, easing your cramps.
Stimulate Hair Growth
Anyone that’s had a scalp massage will tell you how relaxing it is, and aside from feeling amazing, it’ll also help encourage nutrient-rich blood flow, delivering a fresh dose of oxygen to your scalp, thereby boosting hair growth and increasing shine.
Wear Socks To Bed
Wearing socks to bed can help you fall asleep quicker as it helps regulate body temperature. You may wriggle off the socks during the night, but dozing off should hopefully be much quicker.
No More Sweaty Hair Excuses
If you have ever put off a workout because you won't have time to wash your hair, that excuse is no longer valid! An up-do, dry shampoo and a blow dryer are the key here! Dry shampoo has become a superhero for saving dirty strands, all you need to do is mist the product throughout your roots before you hit the gym. It won't be effective if you only spray it on sweaty hair, so applying before your workout is vital.
Post workout give your hair another light spray with your new bestie, and to avoid leaving any excess moistness behind simply use a blow dryer all over your roots, this will also help to “bake” the dry shampoo onto your roots, adding extra volume near your scalp where you need it most. It also makes it last longer by distributing the product more evenly.
Bloated Belly Massage
Inflammation in the gut area of the body can be traced to compression, tension and toxins trapped in the belly, therefore working on relieving stress and stagnant energy in the belly is known to enhance vibrancy and general wellbeing. Massaging the belly can help to free up body tension, decrease bloating, flatten the stomach and awaken the deep core muscles. It's also thought to help ease stress.
While you can do belly massage on yourself or someone else, it is important to use the correct technique, starting on the right side of your stomach down by the bone of your pelvis, and rubbing in a circular motion lightly up to the right side until you reach your rib bones. You can also do this yourself with a foam roller, dry brush, mini massage wheel or ball.
Finally, you may want to do this self-massage in private as it often helps the release of excess gas, a key component in causing the bloated feeling. So whilst a stomach massage might do wonders for reducing bloating and relieving built up gas, those around you may not appreciate the results as much!
Read our post below on alternative ways to reduce bloating.
Retain More Information
If you have specific information you must memorise, review it right before falling asleep. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read before bed is more likely to become encoded as long-term memory.
Quell your jitters by blowing onto your thumb with your mouth closed. The vagus nerve which governs heart rate can be controlled through breathing, which will help get your heart rate down and cue your brain into thinking you are calm.
Prevent Near Sightedness & Dry Eyes Exercises
Did you know that poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics? It's usually caused by near point stress, like staring into a screen for too long. In order to flex your way to 20/20 vision, every few hours during your day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breathe, after a few second release your breathe and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles can trick involuntary muscles like the eyes into relaxing as well.
Ii addition the average person spends 7 hours per day looking at a screen? Unfortunately, the brightness of a computer, smartphone or tablet screen can result in reduced blink rates, and less blinking can lead to dry eye symptoms. If you have found yourself suffering from dry, irritated, or red eyes then you may be suffering from dry eye.
Don’t fret! There’s a simple set of eye exercises you can perform each day to combat the eye-parching effects of our digital devices, see below.
Also consider buying yourself some blue light glasses to help cancel out the harmless rays.
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