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25 Easy Health Hacks

APRIL 15, 2015  —  By Spencer Montgomery

1. Well this is a win-win: gargle whisky for a sore throat. 

Well this is a win-win: gargle whisky for a sore throat. 

2. Get yourself a workout buddy.

Implementing a healthy living style with someone else is more sustainable because you'll find fewer excuses to skip workouts/healthy eating while being more motivated to stay on track.

3. Or you can use the gel from an Advil liquid cap. It'll cure a pimple straight away. 

Or you can use the gel from an Advil liquid cap. It'll cure a pimple straight away. 

4. Eat more fat. Yes, I'm serious. Healthy fats like almonds or avocados leave you feeling more full, thus you consume fewer calories in the long run. 

Eat more fat. Yes, I'm serious. Healthy fats like almonds or avocados leave you feeling more full, thus you consume fewer calories in the long run. 

5. Trying to control portions? Divide up bags of your not-so-healthy treats into Ziplocks so you know exactly what serving size you're consuming. 

Trying to control portions? Divide up bags of your not-so-healthy treats into Ziplocks so you know exactly what serving size you're consuming. 

6. Sore muscles after your workout? Studies have shown that the protein in chocolate milk helps to relieve all that jazz. 

Sore muscles after your workout? Studies have shown that the protein in chocolate milk helps to relieve all that jazz. 

7. When you're down and out, try cleaning your place. 

When you're down and out, try cleaning your place. 

8. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your morning coffee. This helps to stabilize blood sugar levels all day so you'll have fewer highs and lows. 

Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your morning coffee. This helps to stabilize blood sugar levels all day so you'll have fewer highs and lows. 

9. You have to allot enough time each day to sit on the throne.

Seriously, do not let anything build up in your body that can lead to discomfort or illness

10. It's said that chewing the same flavor of gum when taking a test as you were when studying will help improve memory. Try it out! 

It's said that chewing the same flavor of gum when taking a test as you were when studying will help improve memory. Try it out! 

11. In the morning, drink a glass of lukewarm water with lemon.

This will awaken organs with its detoxifying, immune-boosting, and anti-fungal properties. Add cayenne pepper for additional strength.

12. Well this is simple: opt for a 15-minute walk when stressed.

Instead of raiding the refrigerator, you'll reduce stress levels by taking a break and burning calories.

13. When you encounter a minor burn, apply toothpaste to the affected area because it soothes the pain and quickens healing. 

When you encounter a minor burn, apply toothpaste to the affected area because it soothes the pain and quickens healing. 

14. Trying to quit smoking? Go to a sauna three days in a row. The steam will help you sweat out the nicotine, making it easier to quit. 

Trying to quit smoking? Go to a sauna three days in a row. The steam will help you sweat out the nicotine, making it easier to quit. 

15. Place chilled black tea bags on a sunburn. The tea's tannins will calm the pain and speed up recovery. 

Place chilled black tea bags on a sunburn. The tea's tannins will calm the pain and speed up recovery. 

16. When listening to music, make sure to turn it down to less than 60% of the max volume.

Studies have concluded that consistent exposure to sounds over 100 decibels permanently affects hearing.

17. Put down your phone at night.

Studies have shown that staring at a screen right before bed makes it harder to enter deep sleep cycles (and when you finally do, it also causes less time spent in them). .

18. When at a restaurant, wash your hands after ordering because the menu is usually one of the germiest things you can touch. 

When at a restaurant, wash your hands after ordering because the menu is usually one of the germiest things you can touch. 

19. Eat on a schedule. This helps to regulate body weight because internal functions are consistent throughout the day. 

Eat on a schedule. This helps to regulate body weight because internal functions are consistent throughout the day. 

20. Low on vitamins E and B6? Make an easy facial mask using everybody's favorite, avocados, and plain yogurt. 

Low on vitamins E and B6? Make an easy facial mask using everybody's favorite, avocados, and plain yogurt. 

21. Carry a water bottle with you at all times. It seems like a no-brainer, but consistent hydration is a serious must. 

Carry a water bottle with you at all times. It seems like a no-brainer, but consistent hydration is a serious must. 

22. Substitute the cream and sugar in your coffee for cinnamon.

It's fewer calories and more flavorful while having numerous health benefits to boot.

23. Trying to grow out last season's shoulder-length trend? Eat some salmon.

It's packed with vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids which all promote scalp health and hair growth.

24. Have a canker? Try putting a Tums on it and the sore will be gone in a matter of hours!

Have a canker? Try putting a Tums on it and the sore will be gone in a matter of hours!

25. Minimize pimples with Listerine! The alcohol content will dry up the spot and help it fade. 

Minimize pimples with Listerine! The alcohol content will dry up the spot and help it fade.