Many things can be done to improve the health of the body. Like eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, to get enough sleep.
But not only that, it turns out that there are still a number of other tips that are said to help maintain the health of the body. Even so, these tips seem to look the opposite of intuition to maintain health and may confuse you.
But apparently once done, these things are indeed proven to make the body healthy. Here are some of them.
1. Drink Coffee for A Quality Nap
Research in Japan, which examined how to make the most of naps, found that people who did a “coffee nap,” where they consumed about 200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in one to two cups of coffee) and immediately rested for 20 minutes would feel better than those who only took a nap.
Why is this happening? A 20-minute nap is the exact time at which caffeine will enter and clear the brain of a molecule called adenosine that maximizes alertness.” Adenosine is the result of a state of activity,” said Allen Towfigh, MD, medical director of New York Neurology & Sleep Medicine.
“As adenosine increases, we become more tired. Naps are beneficial for eliminating adenosine and when combined with caffeine which is an adenosine inhibitor, it amplifies the effects of naps.”
2. Don’t Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating
Do not brush your teeth immediately after eating and drinking, especially acidic foods and drinks. Howard R. Gamble, former president of the Academy of General Dentistry, said that acidic foods and drinks such as citrus fruits, sports drinks, tomatoes, soda can soften tooth enamel “like wet sand.”
Brushing your teeth at this stage can accelerate the acidic effect on your enamel and erode the layer underneath. Gamble advises waiting in advance for 30 to 60 minutes before brushing.
3. Add Muscle If You Want to Have A Smaller Clothing Size
If two women both weigh 68 kg and only one does weight lifting exercises, then the lifter will most likely have a smaller pants size than his non-exercising counterpart.
Similarly, a 68-pound woman who lifts weights can wear the same size as a 63 kg woman who does not exercise.
Mark Nutting, fitness director of SACO Sport & Fitness in Saco, Maine said that’s the reason because even though 0.46 kg of fat weighs the same as 0.46 kg of muscle, muscles need less space.
“You can get bigger muscles and have a smaller size overall if you lose fat,” he said. Reduce calories and add weight to your workout to lose inches.