We all want to live a healthy life but sometimes the commitment that follows it is just too much. If you don’t feel you can maintain a strict exercise regime or a healthier diet; try to sneak some things which are a healthier substitute of your regular lifestyle. We have compiled some weird ways that you never thought could go a long way to keep you healthy.
- Watching a comedy
They did say laughter is the best therapy, we just didn’t know to include this seriously in our lifestyle. Apparently, laughter releases endorphins, lowers stress, boost your immune system and protects the heart. What else do you want? Head to you closest multiplex and see the latest comedy flick or tune in to your famous comedy scenes fro Youtube. It will not only freshen up your mood but add a plethora of benefits.
Yes. Maybe that’s why lata mangeshkar has lived so long. Singing, as you can guess is an aerobic activity which improves mental prowess, lymphatic system that actually helps fight all kind of diseases. What are you waiting for, its the perfect reason to start hosting a karaoke night at your place every week or so.
- Drinking red wine.
Time and again, we’ve told you why should you booze (in moderation though). The red wine, most noblest of all, can help reduce the chance of heart attack and even care cancer when taken 1 glass a day.
- Barefoot walking/running
Ever noticed you foot and wondered why it’s designed the way it is. Foots natural physiology puts less stress on their lower extremities and rest on their bodies. Now we know why many runners are ditching their custom made shoes. After all, It has only been like… 800 years since we’re using it.
- Ice swimming
Here, we catch flu and have a good enough reason to skip bath altogether but ice-swimming advocates claim that a brisk dip invigorates the immune system, wards off colds and flu, elevates your mood, improves circulation, and eliminates toxins from your body. But do take a consultation from your doctor before thinking of taking a dive in that ice cold water.
- Dirt eating
While, we try to ward off dirt in every aspect of our lives, there’s a theory that “geophagy”, that’s dining on dust not only seems to soothe the stomach but may also eliminate bad bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins from the gut. After all, animals have been doing it and so do the tribals.
- Tree bathing
Nope, not hot tub under the tree. It refers to spending time in the woods for its therapeutic (or bathing) effect. When you spend a few hours on a woodland hike or camping by a lake, you breathe in phytomcides, active substances released by plants to protect them against insects and from rotting, which appear to lower blood pressure, lower stress and boost your immune system.