Taking care of your health and working on it doesn’t have to be expensive. A number of things you can do are virtually free such as: drink water, yawn and sleep. Yawn? Yes, yawning is also according to=”research good for your health. Read more below why!
We’ve all heard about it before: drink enough! The guideline is that you should drink two liters of water a day. Drinking soft drinks is not part of this. Soft drinks contain a lot of sugars, chemicals and acids, which are not healthy. Drinking enough water gives you more energy and helps your organs function optimally. It makes your blood flow, so that waste products are removed. When you drink too little water, you can experience symptoms such as headache, fatigue, blood clotting and kidney stones. Your immune system also works less efficiently, which increases the risk of inflammation. So it is very important to drink enough water every day! Next time a round of water instead of coffee?
There can be several reasons why you need to yawn. This could be because you are not sleeping enough, you are hungry or you are bored. But did you know that yawning also has many useful properties? Yawning provides a rapid oxygen supply to your brain. This optimizes your brain activity but also your metabolism, which in turn ensures that you are more alert and can concentrate better.
When you suffer from stress, it is very good to induce yawning by trying to yawn very consciously a few times. It helps in lowering stress and helps your body to relax.
Getting enough sleep is important to relax, especially for your brain. During sleep, your brain rejuvenates and the connections between the brain cells are strengthened. If this does not happen, our knowledge will deteriorate, along with more adverse effects. All forms of stress can disrupt your sleep. The slightest bit of tension, for example from driving a car, that makes you tired can already affect your sleep. It is therefore important to have as little stress as possible, so that you have a good night’s sleep!
Besides drinking enough water, yawning regularly and getting a good night’s sleep, there are of course other important things you can do for your health, such as exercise and follow a healthy diet.