3 Surprising Health Tips That Just Seem Wrong

October 13, 2014 /  No Replies

The Internet is laden with health advice. Some of it is useful, some of it is made up, and some of it just makes you scratch your head and say, “Huh?” Here are some of the most seemingly wrong pieces of health advice that really do work.

Tip #1: Stay Away From Energy Drinks Even When You Are Exhausted

Whether you didn’t get any sleep the night before, or you are just experiencing that all-too-common afternoon lull, it seems like the perfect idea to reach for an energy drink to get you through your day. After all, energy is exactly what you need, and they do offer way more caffeine than coffee. However, if you do drink one, you will also experience some pretty drastic side effects, like a rapid heartbeat and irritability (no one likes a grouch). Not only that, but as soon as the effects wear off, you will feel even more tired than before. It seems like doing some jumping jacks would be a much better way to wake your body up.

Tip #2: Grab a Hot Beverage When You Are Sweating

What the what?! Why on earth would you want a hot tea or coffee when you are already dripping sweat? Well, because when you add heat to your internal systems, your body produces more sweat, which, in turn, cools you off more efficiently.

Tip #3: Guzzle Down the Water When You Are Bloated

When you feel puffy and miserable, the last thing you want is to add more fluids to your system, right? Wrong! In actuality, you are probably bloated because you are dehydrated. Your body is trying to hang on to every last H2O molecule it can find. But if you can provide it with enough of the good stuff to go around, your body can release it all and operate as it should. The result is a seemingly slimmer, and surely happier, you.

These tips seem a little implausible, don’t they? Well, if you don’t believe us, you’ll just have to try them out for yourself. Let us know how it goes: We have a feeling you will be thanking us.

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