1. Develop the habit of drinking water before brushing—Our body uses up the water supply present in it at night when we sleep. And we generally don’t wake up regularly each night to do the refill thing. And so one thing we must make a habit of is to drink water the moment we get up. It surely rehydrates us making us feel happier. Germs and bacteria multiply inside our mouth during the night. And on drinking water early morning before brushing, our mouth gets cleaned up helping in the process of brushing. This way our immunity becomes more robust. And we will thankfully not fall prey to illnesses like common cold, flu or hay fever. It will also lower increased blood pressure and blood sugar levels the entire day. With this habit steadily incorporated in your daily routine problems like gastritis or indigestion will stay the distance away from you.
2. Physical exercise can lead to better mental health—According to studies conducted in Washington physical exercises make a person feel happier, healthier, both mentally and physically. Studies conducted through a survey of 1.2 million people showed that people who are active regularly have 35 days of poor mental health problems as compared to ones with no exercise who have an additional 18 days added to the previous number.
3. Facts about drinking water before going to bed—When people sleep, they may lose about 1 to 1/2 pounds of water. Breathing, sweating, and getting up to urinate in the middle of the night all contribute to fluid loss. The reasons we have to get up at night to use the bathroom ranges from an overactive bladder, diabetes, and the effect of certain medications. So it is best to consume water at least 3 hours before bedtime.
4. Five best foods to help you improve blood circulation—Proper blood circulation is vital for the efficient functioning of the human body. The red blood cells supply energy to various organs in the body as they circulate around. This energy is important for each cell to grow and carry out it’s functions. This is a list of five best foods to help in blood circulation:-a. Cayenne Pepper––It is available as a dried spice or fresh pepper. It contains ‘capsaicin‘ which is known to stimulate blood circulation. It has lots of health benefits. It strengthens the arteries and capillaries stimulating heart. Fresh cayenne juice can be used as a dressing in salads or added to sauces. The powdered dried spice can be used in curries, stews, meat dishes. If you are using blood-thinning medications then you should include cayenne pepper in your diet.
b.Citrus fruits and berries—The best fruits to improve blood circulation are citrus and berries. Fruits like oranges, high in vitamin C are very good for strengthening capillary walls. Vitamin C is a natural blood thinner that helps in preventing the build-up of plaque in capillaries. Berries are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant helping in the healthy flow of blood throughout the body. Acai berries are rich in vitamin A, potassium, filled with powerful plant sterols which help in relaxing the blood vessels and also improving in circulation.
c.Pomegranate-–These have high amounts of polyphenol antioxidants and nitrates which are powerful vasodilators. This juice is one of the best drinks increasing blood flow. It also helps considerably in the oxygenation of muscle tissues. Taking 500 ml of pomegranate juice daily increases blood vessel diameter. It reduces muscle damage, soreness, and inflammation in weight trainers.
d.Onion––Onions are known to be natural blood thinners. They reduce inflammation, relaxing the arteries thereby improving blood circulation. It is also one of the best foods for improving heart health. They are a great source of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants known to strengthen the immune system and prevent cardiovascular diseases. According to a study, it was found that consuming 4.3 gms of onion extract per day improved the dilation of arteries and blood flow greatly.
e.Garlic––It is a very good heart and blood circulator. It has a sulphur compound called ‘Allicin’ which relaxes blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. It is also very effective in increasing blood flow in tissues. It also improves flow-mediated vasodilation,(FMD), an indicator of efficient blood flow. It is also very effective in preventing the build-up of plaque and cleaning the blood. Consuming garlic supplements that contain 2400 mg of allicin per day improves blood circulation through the artery of the upper arm.
5. Omega 3 acids could protect from blindness—Increasing the dietary intake of Omega 3 fatty acids found in certain kinds of fish, nuts, and vegetable oils may protect one from blindness because of the growth of blood vessels in the eye.
6. Everyday medicines can fuel obesity–-Patients taking prescription medicines for everyday conditions are gaining dramatic amounts of weight as an unexpected side effect. Drugs handed out for common ailments like Diabetes, epilepsy, depression, heart disease, and high BP are responsible for Britain’s obesity epidemic. Some patients put on 22 lb a year because of medications, Olanzapine and clozapine,2 drugs used for psychiatric conditions resulted in the most weight gain. Insulin increases weight by up to 13 lb per year.
7. Does size matter?
1.Chameleon-The ‘BROOKESIA MINIMA’ is the smallest species of chameleon. This one is just half an inch. (0.5″)
2.Hamster-Only slightly bigger than a 50 pence coin, ‘PEEWEE’ is the smallest hamster in the world. Weighing less than an ounce, the golden hamster stopped growing when he was 3 weeks old, his bro and sisi went on to measure 4-5″.
3. Tortoise-‘Walter’, the smallest tortoise in the world perches on the head of 35-year-old giant tortoise ‘Otto’ at Hanover Zoo. While the largest tortoise measures up to 43″ the smallest is only 3″.
4.Domestic Cat-‘Mr. Peebles’, the world’s smallest short-haired domestic cat measures just 6.1″, the size of a typical 6-month-old kitten.
8.Long hours mean early menopause, stress pushes it forward by a year—Working long hours in a stressful job can hasten the onset of menopause by at least a year. Women who regularly work more than 48 hours a week tend to go through menopause and high levels of stress earlier than those who put in shorter hours. Working long hours in pregnancy can greatly increase the risk of miscarriage and lead to menopause before the average age of 52. Long hours of work affect levels of hormones in a woman’s reproductive cycle.
9.Skipping insulin to slim down-Teenage diabetics drop daily injection dose, fall prey to diabulimia—Called ‘diabulimia’, teenagers suffering from Type 1 diabetes are skipping their daily injections of insulin to lose weight. The result is heart and kidney disease, multiorgan failure, coma, blindness, and death. Anorexia and bulimia are common among teenage girls across the globe. India is home to 46 million diabetics, highest in the world, and the number will climb to 80 million fast enough. Type 1 diabetes is known as Juvenile diabetes, usually diagnosed in children and young adults. The body does not produce the insulin hormone needed to convert sugar and starch into energy needed for life.