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Counter Intuitive Health Hacks That Can Change Your Life

By LSE Health and ... - Posted on 04 January 2021

Counter Intuitive Health Hacks That Can Change Your Life-- 5 AMAZING takeaways you can put to use TODAY.
Health and wellness is sometimes counter-intuitive or mind boggling in nature.
If you are looking to increase you health and well-being, sometimes you’ll have to do something different.
Different meaning different than what you’ve been doing AND different than what everyone else is doing or even more bizarre—the OPPOSITE of the most obvious solution. This alone can work wonders!
If you’re confused—keep reading. 
Here are 4 Counterintuitive Health Hacks That Can Change Your Life:
Eating more food can help with weight loss.
I know you’ve heard this one before. Eating MORE nutritious food not only causes weight loss, it also increases health. This doesn’t mean to over-eat.
It means that replacing calorie dense or processed foods will fill you up, while allowing you to release excess unhealthy body weight.
Gaining muscle weight will encourage your body to burn fat
News flash, muscle is active tissue and boosts your metabolism. Oh, you already knew this? Well, that’s good because now you can get to your strength training program and if you were skipping the weights—quit doing that. If you are not a weight lifter, keep in mind that adding in a mixture of strength with kettle bells, dumbbells or even body weight exercises can improve your body mass index (BMI) faster than other types of exercise.
Exercising, even when you don’t feel like it, boosts energy level.
One of the biggest excuses for skipping exercise that I hear all the time is; “I don’t have the energy to workout”.
Of course my response is, “You’d have more energy IF you worked out”. It’s one of those paradoxes that you can only believe when you experience it, so put it to the test!
When you are sick, you appreciate your heath the most.
It’s not uncommon for people to seek out a personal trainer or fitness regimen only AFTER the doctor says they need medication, surgery or even gives them a diagnosis. The truth is, that we all know what It feels like to even get a common cold and end up realizing how good healthy feels in contrast. Life is strange like that. I think the saying is “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”.
Taking a break can actually boost overall productivity.
Go, go, go and get done everything on your “to-do” list without stopping is the way to be the most productive…. Said no one ever. We know this doesn’t work, however if you look around right now you’ll see 99.99% of people skipping lunch, working from their desk and rolling over vacation instead of pulling themselves away for an hour or a week.
BONUS Health Hack: Don’t be afraid to break the rules. The only rule is, there are no rules.
You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing—there’s power in NOT fitting in order to be a healthier version of you. There is leadership in taking the counter intuitive move.
If you have a favorite counter-intuitive health action you’d like to share, let’s see it in the comments. Inspire us!


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