Science says these bizarre health tips really work


Most tried and tested methods to up your health game are pretty straightforward: to lose weight, eat less and move more; to boost your energy, get more sleep blah blah. Others, however, are slightly weird.

According to data released by the Medibank Better Health Index ahead of World Health Day, young Aussies are more likely to keep healthy through exercise and diet than ever before.

The latest Index shows the percentage of 18-34 year-olds who’ve exercised in the past three months has risen from 56% in 2007-08 to 59% today, with those exercising more than 16 times increasing from 24 to 29%. Well done you.

What’s more, the percentage of us consuming alcohol has dropped significantly over the past nine years, going from 61% in 2007-08 to 52% today proving the health message is being heard loud and clear.

Take it to the next level with these 10 tips – even if they do seem counter-intuitive.

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