12 Simple, Everyday Health Hacks That Will Help You Feel Better

The human body is a strange and complex organism, with hundreds of moving pieces constantly working together to keep you, well, alive. Given that it's a vessel with so much going on at any given time, it makes sense that there are so-called "body hacks" you can do to make it work even more efficiently.

7. Breathing quickly before going underwater helps you hold your breath longer.


This leaves you with less carbon dioxide when you go under, which makes you feel less inclined to want to take another breath. Think of it like panting a bunch before you go under — just remember, it’s a way to trick your body into thinking you have more oxygen than you do, so only do this if you’re an experienced swimmer.

8. Pressing the bottom of your tongue against the roof of your mouth can relieve brain freeze.

It’s the worst feeling in the world, so it’s about time you had a technique to prevent it. Your tongue is warm, so jamming your tongue against the roof of your mouth introduces enough heat to stop brain freeze before it starts.