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These health tips may shock you

Health tips everyone should know [Photo/Melanated Scholars]

We all know the basics when it comes to our health but there is a lot of health tips which we may never have even thought of! Here are a few shocking tips that can improve your health.

Drinking coffee can prevent depression

Despite all the negative stories about the effect caffeine has on your body, it turns out it has its benefits as well. Research has found that women who drink around four cups of coffee lowered their risk of depression by at least 20 percent.

If you’re tired, exercise

After coming home from a long day of work the gym is one of the last things one your mind. However, research has shown that exercising when you’re tired give you more energy. Exercise improves your cardiovascular health meaning it pumps more blood and oxygen through your body, thus resulting in a lot more exercise.

Sitting at a desk can increase risk of death

For those of you who work in an office, you’ve been warned.  Research has shown that office workers who sit at their desks more than 10 hours a day had a 50 percent increase in death compared to those who sit for less than four hours a day. To avoid this introduce five minutes of activity every hour away from your desk and try taking the stairs instead of the lift.

Sit ups won’t give you a flat stomach

Contrary to what people may think about crunches; it does not give you a flat stomach. Crunch exercises only work out your abdominals and not the muscles themselves. One study showed that six weeks of doing abdominal exercises was not enough to reduce abdominal fat.

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