Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle. Having a healthy lifestyle will help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health is important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body, without making it complicated. Use health hacks to your advantage and make being healthy look easy.

Health hacks are a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They can be anything from using plant medicine, cooking in an alternative way, switching up your beauty routine, or just cleaning more efficiently. Although there are many common health hacks that people have integrated into their daily routines, some are so absurd that the average person would never think of. In the new hit podcast Make America Healthy, featured on VoiceAmerica, Beth Shaw and her special guest discuss the health hacks they use to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In this episode titled Unusual Health Hacks, Beth Shaw spoke to Dr. Lauren Leiva, Troy Casey, and Annabelle Carson about their methods of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Probably the most outrageous health hack, Troy Casey proposed the health benefits of using urine therapy. An ancient yogi practice, urine therapy has been used for thousands of years, but there is a reason why it’s so uncommon. People who practice urine therapy drink or topically apply their urine for the potential health benefits. According to Troy Casey, the most nutrient rich urine comes from your early morning stream, as it is filled with amino acids and minerals important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As the founder and CEO of YogaFit WorldWide, the world’s largest yoga training school, Beth Shaw, is always looking for new health hacks to incorporate into her routines. She mentions bedtime yoga as an effective health hack she has been practicing for years. By doing a light yoga session before bed, you are getting the body into a state of relaxation and preparing it for sleep. YogaFit has the perfect yoga for sleep program called Yoga Nidra, where yogis can experience the power of restorative yoga. This simple health hack will improve sleep quality by alleviating insomnia and help you reach deeper levels of sleep. Another unusual health hack that can help relax the body is plant medicine, specifically cannabis. Cannabis and plant medicine have been used for thousands of years to treat mental and physical ailments like inflammation, anxiety, and high blood pressure. The benefits of plant medicine have been studied repeatedly and the results remain unbeatable, especially when compared to industrial medicine. 

Lastly, another unusual health hack that has been gaining traction is taking ice baths. Weather you are just using a bowl full of ice water for your face or you fill up an entire bath tub, ice baths are a great way to reduce inflammation/soreness, increase recovery, soothe acne and sunburn, boost immune system, and give your skin that healthy glow you have been waiting for. Only soaking for about 3 minutes, Ice baths are a quick and easy health hack to add to your routine.

With an increase in knowledge and technology, society is capable of being healthier than ever. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle should not have to be complicated. If you would like to learn more effective ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, tune in to Make America Healthy on Voice America, live every Wednesday at 5 pm eastern time.