There is a wealth of information and tips available concerning health and what you can do to improve it. A lot of it is not accurate, and some of it sounds too strange to work. But, do not just dismiss what may sound odd. There are five strange things that you can start doing now to enhance your health.

The impact of oral health

Your oral health and general health play into each other. There is a lot of bacteria in your mouth, and most do not cause issues. However, if you do not maintain good oral hygiene, the harmful bacteria can get to a level the body is unable to control. When this happens, in addition to cavities and gum disease, you might also face pregnancy issues, and cardiovascular disease.

Consume coffee for better sleep

Caffeine is the last thing you think of when it comes to getting more restful sleep, but when it comes to naps, it might be beneficial. If you drink 200 milligrams of caffeine and then snooze for 20 minutes, you wake up more alert.

Gain weight to enhance health

If you gain the right kind of weight, you can reduce your size and enhance your health. This means working to gain muscle. In addition to being stronger and toning the body, improving your lean muscle mass can also enhance your metabolism, protect bone health, improve sleep, better your brain function and alleviate stress.

Ditch the sports drinks

Sports drinks are frequently advertised to be superior to water for hydration. While they do contain electrolytes, which are important to replace during intense physical activity, they also usually contain a lot of sugar. For non-athletes, you might get too much of a good thing when it comes to the nutrients these drinks contain. For example, you want to replace sodium when performing an intense physical activity, but if you are drinking these beverages when you’re not exercising, you might be getting too much sodium which could increase the risk of high blood pressure. Excess vitamin intake, in general, may cause fatigue, nausea, headaches, and dizziness.

Write more to boost brainpower

If you want to boost your brainpower, start writing more. This does not mean writing a book or anything extensive either. Research performed at Indiana University concluded that even jotting down quick notes or your to-do list, using an app on your phone, can be beneficial. In class, write your notes instead of typing them. It helps to reinforce the information.

These health tips are unconventional but can make a difference. This is especially true when they are combined with your usual health habits, such as regular exercise, a good diet and getting your annual physical. But whether you’re exercising, napping, or getting creative, make sure you’re also taking care of your feet!  


Mayo Clinic


Sabal Dental

Indiana University

June 01, 2018 — Brian Maniscalco

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