Chat Health: The Advice You Need
Posted 2 years ago
Hit or myth?
Can you really sleep off stress?
Yes indeed, a good night’s kip improves problem-solving, reducing stress. Scientists have discovered rapid eye movement (REM) sleep causes a dip in the stress hormone, allowing your brain to work through any issues. So you wake refreshed and calm, with a clear mind.
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Why not try…?
Deep Freeze Cold Spray (150ml, £3.47) is a fast-acting spray said to instantly cool, soothe and relieve pain in hard to reach areas, such as the back and shoulder. Containing pentane, butane and water, which each cool the skin and reduce swelling, it also claims to speed up recovery by blocking pain signals with the cold sensation.
If so, you may be dehydrated, according to new research by the British Journal of Nutrition. The study found even mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy level and ability to think clearly, leaving them cranky and tired. The average Briton only drinks 200ml of water a day, but you should be gulping down 1.2 litres. So get drinking if you want to be happy!
- Adults need 700mg of calcium a day – the same as two big glasses of milk!
- The jawbone is the hardest bone in the human body!
- Once you hit 35 you lose approximately 7,000 brain cells a day!
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