We all search for the “quick fix” to life’s problems, and it seems there actually are a few in terms of health. These simple things, though they may seem trivial, can actually make a big impact.

  1. STRETCH. Even just reaching for your toes can do the trick. According to Dr. Michele Summers Colon, it can increase circulation which can have big effects: “without proper circulation, the muscles and nerves in our toes don’t work properly. And that can cause pain in your knees, hips, and back.”
  2. WASH BED SHEETS. Allergies impacts millions of Americans, and dust mites are a huge trigger. By simply washing bed linens, allergies and minor sniffles and sneezing can be reduced.
  3. GET YOUR SHOTS. The flu shot, the tetanus/diptheria/pertussis shot, and more. And it isn’t just about yourself. When an adult gets sick, it can get children sick, whose immune systems are significantly weaker. Dr. Ana Pantoja claims “if you have kids or are around kids, it’s essential to get vaccinated.”
  4. GO COMMANDO. Yes, that’s right: commando. Getting rid of underwear once in a while (maybe overnight) can reduce urinary tract infections and yeast infections.
  5. TURN DOWN THE VOLUME. For many teenagers, music is essential and loud. However, it is suggested that one follows the 60/60 rule: “keep volume coming through your headphones to no more than 60% of the max, for no more than 60 minuted a day,” says Dr. James Foy.
  6. EAT MORE CARROTS. High in Vitamin A, they are great for vision and easy to get enough of (just a half cup every once in a while).

 

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