Your health is the most important aspect of your life. Without it, there would be no other concerns. We all know the basics of maintaining good health: eat nutritiously, exercise regularly, and visit your doctor.
But there are other things that you might not know about … strange things. In fact, there are seven very strange things that greatly affect your health. Check them out!
1. Breaking fever with your groin
This might sound pretty odd but it is absolutely true. If you have a fever, placing ice packs on your groin or in your armpits will immediately help to bring down your high temperature.
2. Stop the bleeding with black pepper
If you cut yourself in the kitchen, stop and find the black pepper. Black pepper actually has analgesic and antibacterial properties that work very well for wounds.
Simply wash the cut with soap and water, dry, and then shake on a little of this wonderful seasoning. You’ll be better in no time.
3. Honey makes miracles happen
Another great thing for cuts or scrapes is natural honey. Honey can be slathered on cuts and then bandaged. This natural ingredient is an antibacterial substance that will disinfect your wound.
4. Our initials govern our lifespan
This one is really strange. If your initials spell out a negative word, you lifespan will be shorter than someone whose initials spell out a positive word; up to eight years difference, to be exact.
5. Fruits that cure claustrophobia
Believe it or not, the smell of green apples helps calm those who are claustrophobic. When you’re going to be in a stressful enclosed area, make sure you bring your green apple-scented lotion, creams, or gum along with you. It can make you calmer in only moments.
6. Orgasms: the fountain of youth
This one may not sound so strange anymore: most people have heard about it by now. If you have at least three orgasms a week, you can feel and look up to six years younger.
The chemicals produced at this magic moment help the skin, the eyes, and the overall system … not to mention the wonderful feeling involved.
7. Pets reduce stress
No, we’re not talking about the way they act. That can have the opposite effect. It’s just the simple act of petting a cat or dog that actually reduces the stress in the human body.
Apparently, the mindless act of petting the animal, watching fish in an aquarium, or many other simple tasks involved with pets, reduces the level of cortisol, which is a fuel for stress. If it doesn’t get generated, then neither does stress.
Strange but true, these simple activities and choices can have a significant positive impact on your body and mind. Pay attention to your day-to-day activities and do what’s best for your health.