Good news, everyone! Eating bacon and eggs for breakfast is good for your health. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that a protein-rich, 600 calorie breakfast helped people lose more weight over time than those who ate a breakfast with half the calories and 25% of the protein.
Eating a good breakfast isn’t the only quick little change you can make to be healthier. Your rearview mirror, your dog, and watching Weekend at Bernie’s can help you be healthier as well.
Bacon and eggs for breakfast is just one thing you can do to be healthier. Skipping breakfast can increase your chance of becoming obese by 450%! There’s more good news about eggs and bacon as well. It’s been found that there is no connection between eggs and heart disease, according to researchers at Wake Forest University. Also, once you cook bacon, it only contains a single gram of saturated fat per slice, and just a third of that is the kind of saturated fat that doesn’t affect your cholesterol levels.
Improving your posture can help with back pain. When you’re driving, tilt your rearview mirror up. Just enough that it forces you to sit upright. However, you don’t have to sit at a perfect right angle. Scottish and Canadian researchers say that the ideal sitting angle is 45 degrees, so go ahead and recline your office chair a little. Don’t just sit there forever, either. Get up once an hour and stretch out. Sitting for hours and hours can activate genes connected with heart disease and obesity.
Nobody likes germs, so use the bathroom stall closest to the door. Everyone walks right by, so that first stall will have less germs and more toilet paper. If you’ve got the sniffles, don’t blow your nose. Blowing your nose can bring germs and mucus back into your nose and make you stay sick for longer. Asthma suffers should avoid spray cleaners. Switch to cleaning wipes over using household sprays once a week, as those can increase your risk of an asthma attack by 76%.
Achieve some zen with your dog or cat. Quality time with your cuddly pet is better at reducing stress than hanging with girlfriends & BFFs. What’s better to do with friends is watching a funny movie. A study by the University of Maryland says laughter lowers blood pressure by dilating blood vessels by 22%.
When it’s time to get some shut-eye, tape a golf ball to the back of your pajamas. This will keep you sleeping on your side or front, since those who sleep on their backs often having issues with snoring and apnea. Getting just the right amount of sleep is important for your health too. British researchers found that you can double your risk of early death by getting more than 9 hours or less than 6 hours of sleep, and you definitely don’t want to sleep your life away.