10 tricks to play on your body

Clear Your Nose
To relieve sinus pressure, alternate between pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth and pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. Your vomer bone runs through the nasal passage to the mouth so pushing on these two points causes the bone to swing like a see-saw. This motion loosens congestion and can clear sinuses in under 30 seconds.

Hold It In
According to Larry Lipshultz, M.D., the chief of male reproductive medicine at Baylor College, the best way to hold it in when nature calls is to think about sex. Sex preoccupies the brain which makes your body more comfortable in those situations.

Resist Pain
The next time you get an injection cough when the needle sticks into you. According to German research, coughing causes a temporarily higher pressure in the chest and spinal canal which inhibits the part of the spinal cord that is conducive to pain.

Clear Your Throat
If you have a tickle in your throat scratch your ear. Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in New Jersey says that "when the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm...[that] relieves the tickle."

Ease Your Toothache
A Canadian study found that rubbing ice on the back of the webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared the control group. The nerve pathways in that area of your hand stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

Relax Your Eyes
When your eyes are getting weary, perhaps after little sleep or too much time in front of a computer screen, perform this little trick as much as you'd like. Close your eyes, tense every muscle in your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. This action can trick involuntary muscles such as the eyes into relaxing as well.

Stop A Nosebleed
Most nosebleeds come from the front of the septum. If you put some cotton in front of your upper gums and press hard on it from the area below your nose, the flow from the septum will be slowed and often the nosebleed lessen significantly.

Wake Your Hand Up
The next time your hand or any other extremity falls asleep rock your head from side to side or walk around. This tingly sensation in your upper body is often caused by a bundle of nerves being compressed in your neck which can be loosened by stretching your neck. If a part of your lower body falls asleep walk around (as awkward as it may feel) and the nerves in your lower body will be sure to loosen up.

Take Someone Down
A person is at his sturdiest and strongest when standing up straight on two legs. However, if one foot is not even keel with the other by even half an inch, his or her hips will be mis-aligned offsetting the spine. When the brain senses that the spine is weak, it shuts off the rest of the body's physical defenses making it difficult for the person to exert force.

Last Longer Underwater
Before you are preparing to take a long dive under water, take several quick breaths beforehand. The sudden bursts of oxygen clears out the buildup of carbon dioxide in your lungs which lowers blood acidity. According to Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Auburn University, "this tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen.", which can potentially add 10 seconds of air underwater.

Source: Men's Health

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