The magic “3 minutes” to help you stay healthy and live longer
Don’t underestimate the short 3 minutes, it may have a lasting effect on your health.
Below, we introduce you to 10 minutes in life that can play a magical health care function for 3 minutes.
1. Brush your teeth for 3 minutes.
The Korean dental industry has always advocated the “3-3-3 brushing method”, that is, brushing your teeth more than 3 times a day, less than 3 minutes after a meal, and more than 3 minutes each time.
The basic principle of brushing your teeth is “all-round”, that is to say, all angles such as the outside, inside, and occlusal surfaces of the teeth must be considered.
Counting it out, there are more than 80 teeth that need to be cleaned, which is not a small workload.
A toothbrush can only brush 2-3 teeth at the same time, so every time you brush for 3 minutes, you can ensure that all teeth are clean.
If you feel that the 3-minute brushing process is too boring, you may wish to listen to the news in the morning and listen to the music in the evening while enjoying the brushing.
In addition, it is best to brush your teeth within 3 minutes after a meal to prevent bacteria from depositing on the tooth surface and prevent dental caries.
Use water, salt water, or mouthwash at other times.
2. Boil for another 3 minutes after the water boils.
Chlorinated tap water, in which chlorine is combined with residual organics in the water will produce a variety of carcinogenic compounds such as halogenated hydrocarbons and chloroform.
Experiments have shown that the content of this substance is closely related to the change in water temperature and the length of boiling time. After boiling the water for 3 minutes, its content can be reduced to the safest drinking standard, which is truly “boiling water”.
When boiling water, you may take three steps: first, tap the water and leave it for a while; then wait for the water to open quickly and then open the lid; finally, wait for 3 minutes after the water is boiled, then turn off the water.Harmful substances evaporate effectively.
3. Eat hot and cool at intervals of 3 minutes.
In the cold winter, it is undoubtedly a great pleasure to have friends and relatives sit around and eat hot pot. It is even more “enough” to drink iced drinks in the meantime.
However, this could cause “strong protests” on gastrointestinal and blood pressure.
After eating hot dishes, the blood vessels will dilate. If you drink a lot of ice water, the blood vessels will sharply contract, blood pressure will increase, and symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, and abdominal distension will appear.
This practice is particularly dangerous for people with slightly higher blood pressure.
Therefore, it is best not to eat foods with strong temperature contrast in a short period of time.
Even if you want to drink a cold drink to quench your thirst after eating hot food, you need to wait more than 3 minutes to reduce the irritation to the stomach.
4. Boil the tea for 3 minutes.
Everyone drinks tea, but brewing may not be effective.
It is best to soak the tea for 3 minutes, and then pour the water for 3 minutes. The best temperature is 70 ° C-80 ° C, so that the tea color is good.
This is because tea leaves are immersed in high-temperature water for a long time, just like warm-cooking, tea polyphenols, tannins and other substances will be leached in large quantities, making the tea water strong and bitter.
At the same time, due to maintaining a high water temperature, the aromatic oil in tea will quickly evaporate in large quantities, and tannic acid and theophylline will leak out, which not only reduces the nutritional value of tea, reduces the aroma of tea, but also increases harmful substances.
While brewing tea for 3 minutes, the caffeine in the tea has basically leaked out. The tea at this time is the most refreshing.
5. After dropping eye drops, press the inner corner of the eye for 3 minutes.
Many people have the same confusion: after taking eye drops, they often feel bitter as if taking medicine.
This is because human features are interlinked. There is a nasolacrimal duct between the human eye and the nasal cavity. The eye drops will flow from here to the nasal cavity and then to the mouth, so that the base of the tongue in the pharynx tastes the bitterness of the eye drops.
The correct eye drop position is: take a seated or supine position, with your head slightly tilted back and your eyes looking upwards; use your left index finger and middle finger to gently pull down the lower eyelid, hold the medicine bottle in the right, and drop the medicine into the eyelid 1-2 drops, and then gently lift the lower eyelid upward to fully disperse the medicinal solution in the conjunctival sac; after the drop of the solution, gently close the eye and press the inner corner of the eye with the index finger for 3 minutes.
In this way, it can not only prevent the medicinal solution from being absorbed into the bloodstream by the nasal mucosa after entering the nasolacrimal duct, but also prolong the time that the medicinal solution stays on the surface of the eyeball, making the drug more effective.
6. Stay awake for 3 minutes after waking up.
Statistics show that in stroke and sudden death cases, nearly 25% of people get up early in the morning, and this period is therefore called the “devil time” of the day.
Sun Ningling suggested that middle-aged and elderly people with high blood pressure and heart disease do not rush to get up after waking up. They should close their eyes and rest in bed for 3 minutes before getting up.
The body can maintain its original posture and move its limbs and head and neck appropriately so that blood pressure does not fluctuate too much.
7, angry no more than 3 minutes.
A study by American physiologist Elma found that a person who is angry for 10 minutes consumes as much energy as participating in a 3000-meter race.What’s more serious is that the physiological reaction when angry is very serious. The secretions are more complex and toxic than any other emotional secretions, so it is difficult for people who are angry to live longer.
When people are angry, their blood pressure rises instantly, and people with poor health, especially the elderly, are prone to cerebral hemorrhage, heart disease and myocardial infarction.
Therefore, you should not be angry for more than 3 minutes, even if you have gas, you must come and go fast, let out as soon as possible, and try to maintain emotional stability.
8. Use the toilet less than 3 minutes.
Many people like to read books when they go to the toilet, and even some people set up bookshelves and newspaper racks in the bathroom when they are decorating the house.
During defecation, the pressure of several to tens of kilograms per square centimeter is initially encountered.
Reading a book or smoking during defecation often results in too long a bowel movement. If this is the case, bowel mucosa may sag, resulting in habitual constipation and hemorrhoids.
Therefore, it is best to control the toilet time within 3 minutes.
9. Breathe for 3 minutes every day.
The average human lung capacity is as large as two footballs, but because many people are short of breath, the air cannot reach the lower end of the lung lobe, resulting in less ventilation, so most people only use a large amount of lungs in their lifetime.
Take 3 minutes of abdominal breathing every day in the fresh air.
The specific method is: first inhale slowly through the nostrils. During the inhalation, the rib cage will be lifted up, and the abdomen will slowly bulge. Then continue to inhale, so that the entire lung is filled with air.expand.
This process usually takes 5-10 seconds, then hold your breath for 5-10 seconds. After a pause of 2-3 seconds, exhale and start a new breath.
10, rest 3 minutes between exercise.
Many people have the experience of being out of breath during exercise. At this time, they should rest a bit. In fact, as long as 3 minutes, the muscles of the person can complete enough energy to prepare for the next exercise.
Scientists at the University of Kansas have found that even for twisted sports like basketball and badminton, a short rest of 3 minutes is sufficient.
In this way, it will not allow the body to quickly cool down, prevent sports injuries such as cramps and muscle strains when re-exercising, and avoid using this time to replenish water and energy, so that the muscles can get a proper rest and can minimize the exercise.