Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tricks of the Body

Thanks for following, Violet XD

7 tips and tricks you probably never knew.

1. If you throat tickles, scratch your ear.
When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm. The spasm relieves the tickle.

2. Cough to avoid pain.
The trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

3. To ease a stuffy nose, alternate pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and poking the space between your eyebrows.
This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain.

4. To stop a stitch in your side, exhale as you step on your left foot.
If you’re like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch. If you exhale as your left foot strikes the ground, problem solved.

5. To slow a nervous heart rate, blow on your thumb.
The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing.

6. Hyperventilate before going under water if you need an extra long time.
When you’re underwater, it’s not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it’s the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin’ ain’t right. When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity. This tip fools your brain into thinking it has more oxygen. It’ll buy you up to 10 seconds.

7. If you work on memorization right before bed, you'll remember better in the morning.
Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.
{I've actually noticed this myself, I just had no idea it was legit!}



  1. how interesting and informative! i'm gonna have to try these out!

  2. Hey I love this. Good and practical pointers. :)