Clever Life Hacks to Improve Health: Ep129
June 4, 2018
On today’s episode, I am sharing 25 clever life hacks to improve your health.
I found this article at https://gethealthyu.com/clever-life-hacks-improve-health/ that gives some pretty clever life hacks. I thought I would share them with you
1. Start every morning with a glass of water and freshly squeezed lemon or 100 percent natural grade lemon oil
I actually don't understand what this does to our body. I always hear “Drink an alkaline water”. If you know what it does, please comment below!.
2. Sweat it out before you get in the shower
This sounds easy to do but it's not! I heard that when you sit in a sauna for 30 minutes, one of its benefits is raising your metabolism to exercise.
3. Never eat a bad egg again
I found a perfect hack for this. Les bought me an instapot. Did you know that you can use your pressure cooker to boil eggs? It's also very easy to peel!
4. Meditate to clear your mind
I find it very hard to just sit there and meditate. There are plenty of apps you can use to help you meditate. One is called Brain FM. It doesn't take 5 minutes but 20. For me, what works best is coloring. Yes, you heard it right. It helps me clear my mind. There are also studies that say when you doodle, it will help you remember better.
5. Using baking soda as a natural produce scrub
I wish I read this before I bought some scrubs for $10! All you need to do is combine a few teaspoons of baking soda to 1-2 cups of water and you have a natural produce scrub!
6. Fancy up a water bottle to guzzle more
What I do here is that I have a water bottle and I put a rubber band at the bottom of it, Each time I drink from it, I put the rubber band on my wrist. That's how I help myself drink water. My goal is to drink 4-5 of those bottles per day.
7. Meal prep your way to healthy lunches
Usually, you do this by cooking a whole bunch of food every weekend and that's what you're going to eat for the whole week, You can also do those meal preps you see on social media. They put salads in those cute jars and have a separate small container for the dressing.
8. Take a stretch break
This boosts your energy, improves focus and benefit your mood.
9. Turn your commute into a chance to laugh
You can listen to Rock Your Retirement during a commute!
10. Save your wilting herbs in ice cubes
Save your wilting herbs. Chop them and put it in ice cubes with olive oil. You're ready to saute in no time!
Learn simple tricks and clever life hacks to live a better healthier life
11. Get a workout in while you are watching your favorite show
I asked Les to bring our elliptical machine down and watch TV. We have an activity room. It has a TV, elliptical machine, rowing machine, and many more. Do we use them? NO. I remember when we used to do that. It makes working out a lot easier while watching TV.
12. Use essential oils to clean more naturally
Making natural cleaning solutions are better than using chemical based ones. One of the most common natural cleaning solution is baking soda and vinegar.
13. Make a do it yourself travel cup
What they did is they use a regular glass and top it with press and seal wrap and put a straw through it. If you have travel cups then you don't need to do this. I think most people have travel cups today
14. Never buy a rotten avocado
To test whether an avocado is ripe or not, flick off the dry stem. If you see a brown spot, don’t buy it, if its bright yellow-green, buy it. I live in California and I never bought a rotten avocado.