Here are our top 10 body hacks that give the power back to you. From learning how to nap anywhere to knowing what your tongue says about you, body hacks can improve your life. Number 10 is just awesome
1 Hold Your Breath Longer
You can hold your breath a bit longer if you hyperventilate first. By taking several short breaths in quick succession, you trick your body into thinking it has a larger oxygen supply giving you more time before your brain starts freaking out.
2 Improve Your Long Distance Vision
One potential cause for nearsightedness is what optometrists call near point stress that occurs from staring for hours on end at an up close item like your computer’s monitor. One way to combat this and improve your long distance vision after sitting at your desk all day is to periodically close your eyes, take a deep breath and flex your major muscle groups. Doing this will help the involuntary muscles in your eyes to relax.
3 Hold Back Tears
To avoid publicly weeping, hold your eyes open without blinking and you can usually hold back the tears. If you have already starting to cry, try looking upward without tilting your head to stop up the waterworks.
4 Prevent a Yawn
If you are about to yawn, try touching the tip of your tongue just as your mouth opens to stop this embarrassing display dead in its tracks.
5 Keep yourself Awake (without caffeine)
Before you guzzle that Red Bull or force down another cup of coffee, consider a natural way to keep yourself awake, blue light. Scientists have found that blue light keeps people awake more so than any other color.
6 Improve Your Hearing
Having trouble hearing a conversation in a crowded place? Lean in with your right ear, it is better at picking up the rhythms of speech. Can’t tell what song is playing softly in the supermarket? Let your left ear do the work, it is better at picking up musical tones.
7 Banish Brain Freeze
One of the most annoying feelings for us ice cream and smoothie addicts is the dreaded brain freeze. Once again, though, pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth—covering as much of your mouth as you can—can keep those nerves from getting too cold, which will keep your brain from thinking its freezing as well. The more pressure you apply, the better
Slow your heart rate down by blowing on your thumb.
9 Write down your feelings if you’re stressed about an exam, or upset about something.
A study found that people who were nervous before an exam and wrote down their feelings actually performed better than those who didn’t. We recommend that you use this technique for any kind of stress or for anything that’s bothering you – writing it down will help you get it all out and make you feel a lot better after.
10 Cough while you’re getting an injection to avoid the pain.
When you cough, the pressure in your chest and spinal canal increases. This inhibits the pain receptors in your spinal cord briefly, so that you don’t feel the prick of the shot.