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12 Life Hacks That Could Improve Your Health

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Everyone is looking for simple ways to be healthier every day – here are 12 options that could slip right into your daily routine!

#12. Freeze dying herbs in an ice cube tray.

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When they’re starting to wilt, don’t throw them out. Instead, toss them in an ice cube tray filled with olive oil and pop them in the freezer.

#11. Give your onions, shallots, and garlic a longer shelf-life.

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They’ll last up to three months if you punch holes in a brown paper lunch bag and secure it with a paper clip.

#10. Start your day with a glass of lemon water.

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Use can use fresh-squeezed or a drop or two of essential oil to mine the many benefits of lemon water, including more energy, a reduction in inflammation, and a boost to your digestive system.

#9. Use your essential oils for cleaning.

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There are tons of recipes here, but I love dropping lemon oil on my sponges to keep them fresh between uses and combining baking soda, vinegar, and lime oil for scrubbing out the tub and sinks.

#8. Get rid of your headache with yoga.

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Putting your head below your heart can help cure a tension headache. Check out these yoga poses that could relieve your headache – they can also improve circulation, stretch tension out of your neck and shoulders, and help you relax.

#7. Avoid bad eggs with this simple trick.

No one likes to get a bad egg, but it can be hard to tell how fresh the last few in the container are (or are not). It turns out that all you have to do is drop them in a bowl of water. Fresh eggs will sink, bad eggs will float. If they do a little side-sink, maybe give them a hard boil instead of eating them over-easy.

#6. Make a DIY travel cup.

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How many times have you been dying to take a water or smoothie in the car only to find the travel cups in use or in the dishwasher (or missing, if you have kids!)? Well, no more – just put a hole in some Glad Press N Seal wrap, stick in a straw, and go on your way!

#5. Make your salad last longer.

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Simple trick: a paper towel on top of your salad lettuce before sealing the container can help them stay crisp up to a week. You’ll just need to replace the paper towel every few days as it absorbs the excess moisture.

#4. Clean your produce with baking soda.

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We’re al keen on rinsing away the pesticides, dirt, and various other specks from our fresh produce, but you don’t need to buy anything special. A few teaspoons of baking soda in 1-2 cups of water will do fine – dump it in a spray bottle and go to town.

You’ll still want to give them a final rinse afterward so nothing gets in the way of the fresh taste.

#3. Always buy a good avocado.

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Flick the dry stem off the bottom at the grocery story. If there’s a brown patch underneath, put it back. If it’s bright yellow-green, take it home.

#2. Chew gum to curb excess snacking.

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Many times, we reach for something to eat out of boredom as opposed to hunger. If you think that might be the case for you, pop in some gum first to see if your mouth just wants something to do.

#1. Stretch.

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If you’re feeling depleted in the middle of the day and can’t grab a coffee or a walk, try a quick, 5-minute stretching session. Here are 7 simple ones you can do at your desk!

h/t: Get Healthy U