Sometimes, health doesn’t need big action, but a small action or thing can become an unexpected surprise. The following small things will only take you a few minutes on average, and their benefits to health are far beyond your imagination.
soak your feet for 20 minutes before going to bed
Soaking your feet in hot water for 20 minutes every day can improve the cardiovascular function of patients with heart disease. Foot soaking can also accelerate blood circulation, relieve fatigue and promote sleep. Young people soak for 15-20 minutes a day, and the elderly can extend it to 20-30 minutes. The water temperature should not exceed 40 degrees Celsius.
lunch and dinner, enough for 30 minutes
It’s not too much to describe the pace of modern people’s eating with “short, flat and fast”. However, by repeatedly compressing the time for eating, we are also compressing our life span. Experts suggest that it takes 15-20 minutes for breakfast, 30 minutes for lunch and dinner, and 25-50 times for each mouthful of food.
the mobile phone rings for 5 seconds before you answer it.
As long as it takes only five seconds, the risk of brain cancer can be greatly reduced. When the mobile phone dials out the number and just connects, the signal transmission system is not stable, and the power of electromagnetic radiation is the largest. Therefore, it is best to wait for 5 seconds before answering the phone, and then hold the mobile phone close to your ear, which will reduce a lot of radiation.
if you want to be angry, you can endure for 10 seconds.
The high-pressure life has made more and more people “unable to control themselves”. When facing pressure, please give yourself a 10 second buffer before overreacting to calm down slowly. The prevalence of mental illness among men who respond to stress with anger is three times higher than those who do not like anger.
squat for 1 minute
No matter how long you work on the chair every day, please sit on the “invisible chair” – squatting every hour for 1 minute. The horse step is mainly to regulate “essence, Qi and spirit”. When squatting on the horse step, it is required to concentrate and breathe naturally, squat deep, flat and steady to practice the throat, chest, kidney and other organs, and tighten the muscles of the abdomen and legs, so as to achieve the purpose of systemic exercise.
lie down for 2 minutes after waking up and then get up.
According to incomplete statistics, more than 2 million people die of stroke every year. About 25% of the cases of stroke and sudden death occur at the moment of getting up in the morning. Therefore, when you wake up in the morning, don’t get up in a hurry. You should lie still in bed for 2-3 minutes before sitting up, and then stand up after sitting for 2-3 minutes. Hong Zhaoguang, the chief health education expert of the Ministry of health, explained that if you change from a lying position to a sitting position in a “lightning” manner, or even get out of bed, you may fall down because of the acute hypoxia and ischemia of the brain caused by the rapid change of blood pressure.
teeth should be brushed for 3 minutes.
A survey shows that more than 60% of people have not mastered the correct method of brushing their teeth. If they brush their teeth for less than 3 minutes, they will brush them in vain. “Generally, the time for brushing teeth should be controlled at about 3 minutes, one in the morning and one in the evening.” The correct method is to wash the lips, cheeks, palates and tongues in order from top to bottom, left to right, and move 1-2 teeth at a time. It takes 4-5 minutes to brush the teeth carefully. If you use an electric toothbrush, brush it for 2 minutes.
after cooking, turn on the range hood for another 4 minutes
According to a research report, cooking on cookers with poor ventilation system and extremely low combustion efficiency is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Therefore, after cooking, let the range hood turn on for another 4-5 minutes, so as to completely absorb harmful substances.
5 minutes, eye care exercises to old
Doing eye exercises once will take you 5 minutes, but the rest your eyes will get is no less than one “11” long holiday. This is not the exclusive right of students. We should adhere to this good habit from childhood to old. Especially the last sentence of eye exercises, “open your eyes, please go outdoors or look into the distance”, must be followed.
do housework for 45 minutes every day
Based on the heat consumed by walking 1000 steps, dragging the floor for 8 minutes or washing dishes for 15 minutes can achieve the same effect. The Chinese Nutrition Society suggests that daily activities should be no less than “6000 steps”.
giggling increases blood circulation by 21%
The latest research from the University of Texas in the United States shows that those who genuinely laugh while watching comedy will increase their blood circulation speed by 21%, and the effect can last for as long as 24 hours. When they watched serious documentaries, the blood circulation rate dropped by 18%. “So, try to find the ‘smile’ in life.”
brushing and flossing can reduce the incidence rate of head and neck tumors by 80%
Taking care of your teeth will not only give you a more beautiful appearance, Roswell, New York? A new study by Park Cancer Research Center shows that head and neck tumors caused by long-term dental diseases account for 80% of its total incidence rate. The method to eliminate pathogenic bacteria in the mouth is very simple, just brush your teeth regularly and floss your teeth.
brewing a pot of tea can reduce stroke by 20%
A study by UCLA School of medicine shows that people who drink more than three cups of tea a day have a 20% lower risk of stroke than those who drink less than one cup of tea. Both black and green tea, tea polyphenols and amino acids can provide better protection for blood vessels and arteries.
holding your lover’s hand will reduce your stress by half.
A study by the American Psychiatric Association pointed out that a hug and a firm grip on the lover’s hand are the best ways to reduce stress. Especially when you are nervous, holding those familiar hands can reduce the rise of blood pressure and heartbeat, and make you more relaxed and relieved.
Yoga reduces back pain by 56%
A study by the University of West Virginia in the United States shows that for people with mild or moderate back pain, yoga for 90 minutes each time and twice a week can reduce back pain by 56% and reduce depression index by 60%. If you don’t have the conditions to practice yoga, lying on your back and relaxing, so that every part of your body is close to the bed surface as far as possible, can also alleviate back pain.