Monday, November 28, 2005

18 Tricks to Teach Your Body

18 Tricks to Teach Your Body
I try not to reblog BoingBoing, but had to share this list of bodyhacks. Specifically this one:

One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance -- the cupula -- floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

Other tips cover reviving sleeping arms/hands/legs/feet without the pain/tingle, clearing a stuffed nose, and preventing acid reflux at night.

Via BoingBoing

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