Top 10 Tricks To Give You Power Over Your Body

Top 10 Tricks To Give You Power Over Your Body

We may control a lot of what our body does, but sometimes it rebels — whether it’s a brain freeze, a gag reflex or just bad vision. Here are our top 10 body hacks that give the power back to you.

10. Easily Swallow Stubborn Pills

Image: Keith Ramsey

9. Dilate Or Shrink Your Pupils

help you see the world differently

8. Get Rid Of Pins And Needles

move your head around for a few secondsImage: Namida-k

7. Cool Off Quickly

one of your body’s quick cooling spotsImage: RexxS

6. Boost Your Mental Performance

boost your memory, attention and cognitive reasoning skills by chewing some gumchewing gum can also relieve heartburnImage: Jamiesrabbits

5. Improve Your Vision

Image: Andy Arthur

4. Suppress The Urge To Go To The Bathroom

Image: Gregg O’Connell

3. Turn Off Your Gag Reflex

by making a fist and squeezing your left thumb, you can suppress your gag reflexrelieve nausea by applying pressure there

2. Keep Onion-Cutting Tears At Bay

pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouthImage: Jennifer Dickert

1. Banish Brain Freeze

Image: Jayel Aheram

We’ve featured a lot of body hacks at Lifehacker over the years, so if you have a favourite that isn’t on the list, be sure to share it with us in the comments below.


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