Hey Pandas, What Is A Useful Body Hack You Know?
Post a useful body hack.
(From a doctor) Sometimes right after they finish peeing and zip up, men feel like there is a little still left. It's getting trapped in a urinary tract u-bend, and you can squeeze some out with a little press at the front of the perineum. Also, sit down to pee. That's not a hack, it's just hygiene and tidiness.
The best cure for a hangover is to drink less alcohol the previous night.
Take Dexter's lead and invest in a bone-saw. It's much cleaner and faster than an axe for all your body hacking needs.
If you're feeling depressed and want to boost your mood, fake a smile. Even a fake smile will cause your brain to produce serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which will elevate your mood. (I've had clinical depression for 42 years, and this always helps.)
if you have that horrible itch in your throat a good way to remove it is to scratch your ear not your throat
Hyaluronic Acid. I first used it in a cream on my face. Then I rubbed some on a bad sunburn. Next morning no peeling, no redness, no pain. I use it on EVERYTHING, cuts, burns, everything. Vets use it in horses' knees to rebuild tissue. Your doctor will give it to you if you need it. It has to be injected into the knee. My vet explained that when you put it on the skin it creates a matrix that skin cells grow on. I never have a cut last longer than one day. Within 24 hours it has closed. I am 75 and use it on my face every day. Use it directly on the skin, then whatever else you need. And you can get it cheap on Amazing.
If you have a headache, press the skin between your thumb and first finger (the meaty part not the web) press kind of hard, you will feel it as a pain in your hand. Press for about 10 seconds, and slowly release it'll help your headache. Doesn't work for migraines sadly. If the pain is on your right side, do your right hand and vice versa. You can also massage in circles. There are pressure points there that directly correlate to your head. (headaches).
Also, if you have a brain freeze, put your thumb up to the roof of your mouth and press lightly and hold there (tongue works too just takes a bit longer) there are nerves there that freeze when you drink something cold quickly and literally send the pain to your head, this defrosts those nerves and the brain freeze will go away quicker.
If your in bed and its too hot to sleep put one foot outside the covers and youll find you cool down a lot faster. Doesnt work as well with 2 feet though
I have horrible insomnia, found that there are 3 acupressure points that can really help
1: at base of skull, halfway between ears and spine, press both spots with your thumbs for about 60 seconds
2: then behind your ears, on the skull bone about 1" above your ear lobes-again, apply pressure for 60 seconds
3: on your wrist, pinkie side, just inside the ligament about 1/2" below your palm, pressure for 60 seconds
You know you've found the spots when you feel sensitivity at the points
I have been doing this every night just as I get in bed....most nights it works
To hold your breath underwater, you should push air bubbles through ur nose. However, only push some every 5 seconds.
If you have a headache, have an orgasm. Works everytime.
Stop yourself from yawning in a meeting by taking low slow breaths through your mouth. I just open my mouth a very small amount like I would if whistling.
not sure if it actually works for most people (works for me) if you pull on your ears when you feel like you're about to cry it stops you from crying
If you are afraid you might fall asleep driving, take one shoe and sock off, leaving the other shoe/ sock on (or sandal or whatever), your brain will feel that something is wrong and will sub-consciously keep you more awake. (Although you should pull over and take a walk anyhow!)
When chopping onions, press your tongue on the roof of your mouth and it will stop the tears!
There is a physiological reflex called the "gastro-colic reflex". Food in the stomach ("gastro" - relating to the stomach) will stimulate increased peristalsis (waves of contractions) in the large intestine ("colic" - relating to the colon). It is especially effective after breakfast. Don't be surprised if you need to go to the toilet (#2) after having a meal. There can be a little delay. This translates to: 1. If you are constipated, trying to go after a meal is the best time to try. 2. Don't have a meal and then rush out of the house onto public transport or into a traffic jam as the chance of needing to use the toilet is high.
not sure it's really a body hack, but it works great for me. when i wake up, i wait an hour. during which i don't do anything that requires concentration, like talking, studying.. i let my body heat up. By doing this i never feel like a zombie, or agressed in the mornings
If you are having unwanted thoughts or can’t stop
thinking about something annoying try this - tap any
of your fingers together or tap on a part of your body, hard enough that you can feel it, in a rhythm reasonably fast. Do it for a minute or so, repeat if needed. If you’re in bed & can’t sleep because of thoughts, try tapping one foot against the other, or just wiggling toes/a foot. There is a reputable therapy technique called tapping, it has specific routines to follow - it is very good. This is just my way, and I discovered it after learning and having EMDR in which you using similar techniques to disrupt the brains thought processes - try it!!!
press your tongue to the roof of your mouth, and your thumb between your eyebrows, for about 20-30 seconds. helps with stuffy nose.
Rub eggs in your hair as conditioner. Really good, just use a lot of water. Eggs can also be used as glue, which is pretty awesome.
if you have hiccups, this works every single time.
plug your ears and drink a full glass of water through a straw. you might belch, but no more hiccups!
Maybe not a body hack but for your mental well being. Start your day with positive affirmations. It makes for a better day if you start out on a positive note.
If you feel like you’re about to vomit, start humming or trying sniffing some rubbing alcohol.
80% of the people admitted to hospital through Emergency are clinically dehydrated. If I'm feeling stupid and sluggish, a quart of water is a better, healthier, and cheaper alternative to a cup of coffee. Going dry, OTOH, improves focus at first, so I have to keep track and not overdo it.
If you’re ever feeling physically uncomfortable (headache, fatigued, lethargic, whatever), try drinking a full glass of water. Your body could be thirsty (even perpetually so) and you just might not know it because you don’t feel thirsty.
If you have a headache ask someone to slap you and you wont worry about the headache anymore.
Don’t diet, just go on a half-hour or longer walk everyday. Seems to work.
Hey Pandas, when you feel and hear strange rumblings in your stomach, and have ruled out gas, and major medical problems, try eating. You might just be hungry.
Brain freezes happen when the roof of your mouth is really cold. When eating cold food try to keep it off the roof of your mouth and bingo, no brain freeze.
To switch off your gag reflex, squeeze the thumb of your writing hand in a fist as tightly as possible. Usually switches it off for about thirty seconds to a minute.
If your having trouble getting tired, make yourself yawn 2 times.
after stressful situations, do something relaxing and calming but do not fall asleep. multiple studies have shown that falling asleep soon after a stressful situation heightens the memory of it and increases chances of ptsd.
Nurse here. If you hit or injure any part of your body, quickly rub just above the wound. the nerve fiber that conducts touch is larger than the one that conducts pain, tactile stimuli travel through the spinal cord faster, cutting off the painful sensation.
Another body hack: if any part of your body is itchy (dermatites or mosquito bite) try rubbing ice. It works!
conditioner will take off most mascara if it's not waterproof....
If a smell is about to make you gag humming suppresses the gag reflex.
When you stub a pinky toe put ice on it.for 5 seconds then wait 10 seconds and it will be fine
If your nails change texture, shape, or color, see a doctor. Could be warning of a heath issue.
I can stop hiccups. When I feel them coming, I put my head down so my chin is on my chest and take long deep breaths through my nose for about a minute. Never fails.
If the hiccups have already started, this can work too but you might need to do it longer or a few times.
Can't find a public bathroom these days because Covid. To make sure I don't need to number two during the day, I drink a lot of water (different amount for everyone) in the morning to make sure that I need to go before I leave.
If you happen to get an itchy rash from poison ivy, wash the area with an anti-acne face wash (like Neutrogena), then apply a mentholatum rub (like Vick's Vaborub). The itching will be reduced substantially.
Quickest way to ease nausea is to sniff an alcohol swab. Seriously works.
If you have a brain freeze, put your tongue on the roof of your mouth.That should get rid of it.
If you have a headache, check the weather. If there is a tropical storm it is due to pressure changes. Also, if you feel like you might hurl, distract yourself by reading about something you like.
I have two body hacks. #1 Peppermint liquid-flavoring we add to food dishes, use instead of mosquito repellent. Dab on exposed skin works for about two hours - also helps stop itching from various minor aliments.
#2 Bar soap under bed sheets at the end of the bed-will stop foot and leg cramps-it also cured my restless leg! Little flat hotel soaps are great. Do not use deodorant soap, I don't know why but it won't help stop the cramps.
It really helps.
if you're hiccuping, take a deep breath and don't drink!
If you burn your tounge, put sugar on it. Stops the pain, and the annoying "burned" feeling.
I broke my leg in a motorcycle accident years ago. I had a pin in my leg as a result of this accident which was supposed to stay in my leg the rest of my life. I'm not talking about some little bitty thing either, it's the length of my lower leg. It started coming out on it's own so it got surgically removed. It is permanent fixture on my wall, I love that stupid thing!
For headache: imagine drawing a circle clockwise above your head. 10 times. then reverse.
If you feel bloated or suffer from water retention, 1" above your right hand wrist press
Apply ice on your hand to prevent a toothache
1) When chopping onions, put a teaspoon in your mouth.
2) Pound a banana into a paste: best hair conditioner ever.
3) Drink 4 drops of peppermint oil in a good sip of water against irritable bowel.
4) Lavender oil is reported to relax and ease insomnia.
5) If nauseous, sleep on your left side. Apparently, this relaxes the internal organs while sleeping on your right puts all your weight on them.
1) If allergic to peanuts: do not eat peanuts.
2) If you have an unwanted erection, just wait 40 years.
If you don't want to cry, squeeze the very top part of your nose, the bit between your eyes. It just seems to stop the tears from forming.
1. Root Beer for soar throats
2. Ginger Ale for upset stomachs
3. Vinegar. Serves two purposes.
First, if you get a muscle cramp, drink a shot of vinegar (dill pickle juice will work too, but vinegar has less salt.)
Second, drink a shot of vinegar or eat some pickles when dining on seafood...especially raw fish. It protects your body from the effects of food poisoning (most of the time.)
4. If you have a headache on top of your head or in the back of your head, it's vascular. Caffeine can help get rid of it. Coffee is better than soda because the sugar in soda may add to the headache...especially if you are diabetic.
5. If your headache is behind your eyes, it's allergy related. Drink hot liquids with mint in it and take a warm damp wash cloth, close your eyes and lay it over your eyes and the bridge of your nose with your head tilted back. Leave it there for until the heat is gone. If your headache continues or your sinuses sting, go see a doctor..you may have a sinus infection.
6. If you see your kids tugging on their ears and having a hard time swallowing, take them to the doctor. They likely have an ear infection.
I got more, but will leave it there for now.
For menstruators - Drink plenty of water during your periods. It improves the flow, reduces bloating and generally lessens cramps.
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If you have an unwanted erection, tensing up your muscles will make it subside.
Put hand sanitiser on a mosquito bite it will help for a little bit!
if you are tired and want to sleep right after your meal sleep on your left side. this way you
Pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth and breathing in long deep and slowly through your nose cures hiccups.
When you have the hiccups, press your pointer fingers into your ears and hold your breath for 10 seconds. It works every time.
When you have hiccups, hold your breath and swallow two times. I don’t know why, but it always works for me.
Condition Yourself to Fall Asleep Quickly
If you’re choking on liquid, soft food etc. (Not actually suffocating) raise your arms up above your head. It opens up your airways helping you to breathe easier and cough less
If you have an important event the next day and fear your hands will sweat just rub some antiperspirant on your hands the night before. Your hands will stay cool and dry.
If you have minor skin rashes or dermatitis, instead of very expensive pharmacy creams 2 things work really well.
A swim in salt water if you live near the sea or a mixture of very salty water on your skin.
OR a mild bleach solution in warm water. Very effective and basically free.
If your stomach is upset, try firmly massaging your abdomen in a clockwise direction.
Not a medical advise but an interesting fact: There’s a reflex called diving reflex that, among other things, lowers your heart rate when your face is submerged in cold water. It’s found not only in humans but also in a wide range of animals and is used during things like water birth, behaviour therapy or freediving. It can also lead to fainting so please don’t try this at home, your smarter than that.
For anxiety try standing barefoot on a cold surface for a few minutes. Sipping very cold water may help also.
If you have stomach acid, drink some milk, eat a yogurt, or anything dairy. It coats the esophagus and stomach and will help reduce the burning feeling. Also, if you have acid reflux, never sleep on your right side because it allows your stomach to be above your esophagus, giving it an easier passage way for the acid to flow.
If you ever need to measure your foot to buy shoes or wonder if they'd fit but don't want the hassle of taking your shoes and socks off, your foot is exactly as long as the distance between your inner elbow and wrist (go on, you want to try it...)