4 Weird Health Habits You Should Start Doing

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Perhaps you eat right. Maybe you exercise regularly. You probably go to the doctor for regular check-ups, too. But there’s got to be a way that “staying healthy” could be more interesting than that, right?

These four weird health tips below show why proper health can be a lot more interesting than ellipticals and vegetables.

Eat Soup From A Box

By developing this habit alone, you will help lower your risk of heart disease, brain cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and infertility. It’s true; by simply giving up canned goods, numerous studies indicate that you will be lowering your risk for all of the aforementioned diseases. Why’s that exactly?

Research shows that bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used to make canned goods, hard plastics, and thermal receipt paper, is linked with all these health risks. Though some companies are beginning to use replacement chemicals, they aren’t admitting to what they’ve switched over to– and whatever it is could be just as bad (or worse) than BPA. Go for soups and other food products in boxes instead, which contain no BPA.

Punch Something

Other than your boss, anything’s fair game! Perhaps direct your fist at a punching bag, though. Holding onto your rage can cause poorer sleep, says research published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Not getting enough sleep can raise your blood pressure, chance of depression, and lead to poor work performance, too.

Clean Every Day

OK, so maybe this health tip is even more boring than veggies and ellipticals. But isn’t making your bed easier than spending 30 minutes on the elliptical anyway? Regardless, Scottish researchers have indicated that people who participate in moderate housework each day live longer than sedentary people, perhaps because the extra caloric-burn is heart healthy. Plus, a recent study in Psychological Science discovered that people in good-smelling rooms were more willing to donate money and volunteer to charitable events than people in rooms that hadn’t been cleaned lately. Don’t be a miser and clean your room!

Walk Around Barefoot At Home

The soles of your shoes contain toxic residues of heavy metals, dangerous chemicals, and pesticides capable of leading to brain damage, infertility, and even obesity, studies have shown. The primary source of exposure to this brain-killing metal is lead found in soil, which has been tied to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease– with pesticides from your lawn like Roundup and 2,4-D being associated with nerve damage and childhood leukemia, too.

Even worse: chemicals located in driveway sealants were discovered to prompt childhood obesity in a recent Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health study.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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