24 Tips For “Hacking Your Own Body,” Shared In These Viral TikToks

If you’re over the age of 16, you know that your body has become less of a wonderland and is becoming more of a garbage dump every day.

Things don’t work as well as they used to and if you’re like me, you probably want all the help you can get.

Well, TikToker @learntoday made a super helpful TikTok series of “body hacks” to help us fix these POS bodies we’re still lugging around. In his series, “Tricks That Give You Power Over Your Own Body,” Andy Jiang has uncovered these body hacks to help you stop crying, stop a gag reflex, and even help your memory. 

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1. Squeeze your left thumb into your hand to stop your gag reflex.

If you ever feel your gag reflex come on when you’re eating food, brushing your tongue or doing something else, literally all you have to do is grab your left thumb in your hand and the gag reflex will go away.

2. Scratch your calf to stop your bathroom urge.

If you ever find yourself in a dreaded situation where you just really need to use the bathroom but do not have access to one, scratch the back of your calf really hard. This stalls your brain and gives you more time to find a bathroom.

3. Chew gum to boost study skills.

If you ever find yourself doing some last minute studying, find a pack of gum and chew it. This will give you around 20 minutes where your memory, attention, and cognitive skills are boosted.

4. Shake your head to cure arm static. 

If you ever get that nasty static-y feeling when your arm has fallen asleep all you have to do is shake your head for a couple of seconds and the feeling will go away.

5. Lean forward to swallow big pills.

If you find it hard to swallow big pills, a really easy technique you can use is just lean your head forward. This causes the pill to move to the back of your throat and makes it easier to swallow.

6. Put cold water on your wrists to cool down. 

If you feel very hot or that your body is about to overheat, pour cold water over your wrists, this helps the entire body to cool down.

7. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth to stop crying. 

When you’re cutting onions, move your tongue to the roof of your mouth, this prevents you from crying.

8. Stop running cramps by breathing as your feet strike. 

If you get a cramp while you’re running, all you have to do is breathe out when your left foot hits the ground and breathe in as your right foot hits the ground. This will take the pressure off and make the pain go away.

9. Fix a stuffed nose by holding your breath. 

If you have a stuffed nose, hold your breath for as long as you can before you finally have to breathe. This actually activates your survival mechanisms and your nose will consequently unclog.

10. Raise your eyebrows to increase creativity.

If you’re ever doing a project and need some creativity, raise your eyebrows. Believe it or not, it’s been scientifically proven that this makes you more creative.

11. Hold your breath to wake yourself up. 

If you feel like you’re about to fall asleep when you definitely shouldn’t be sleeping, try holding your breath for as long as you can. This increases your heart rate and blood flow, waking you up quickly.

12. Cheer yourself up with a pencil in your mouth. 

If you’re ever feeling sad, put a pencil between your teeth. This moves your mouth into the shape of a smile, which tricks your brain into feeling happier.

13. Look into a bright light to sneeze. 

If you get that feeling where your nose itches and you really want to sneeze but it doesn’t come out, try looking into very bright light. Studies show that this can help the sneeze come out.

14. Raise your feet to be a better pooper.

If you ever want to be a better pooper and avoid constipation, sit with the stool like this. It helps you maximize efficiency.

15. Close one eye to have night vision. 

If you want to try night vision, sit in a dark room and get your eyes accustomed to the darkness. Then, close one of your eyes and turn on the lights. When you turn the lights back off, the eye you closed will have night vision. 

16. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth for a more natural smile. 

When taking a photo, you should always push your tongue to the roof of your mouth when you smile. This makes your smile look more natural and helps chisel your chin overall making you look more photogenic.

17. Change your body position to increase memory. 

If you’re having trouble thinking or remembering during a test, readjust your body position. This helps to change the way you’re thinking and helps to see the question from a new perspective.

18. Chew gum to avoid pressure in your ears. 

Chewing gum when a plane is taking off or landing helps equalize the pressure in your ears.

19. Hold open your eyes to stop crying. 

If you feel tears building up and you don’t want to cry, hold your eyes wide open without blinking, the feeling will go away. If you already started crying but you want to stop, look up with your eyes and keep your jaw relaxed, it will help stop the tears.

20. Think about something before bed to remember it better. 

If you want to remember something easier, you should think about it right before you go to bed. This gives whatever you’re trying to remember a better chance of getting stored in your long term memory.

21. Look through your hands to see further. 

If you want to temporarily improve your vision and see further, hold your hand into a fist and look through it like a telescope. This allows a narrow beam of light to enter the eye, which reduces the size of the circle of confusion on the retina and increases the depth of field, letting you see further.

22. Blink your eyes quickly to help you fall asleep. 

If you can’t fall asleep, blink with your eyes really fast for a minute. This helps you tire your eyes out and lets you fall asleep easier.

23. Turn down the shower temp to help your skin. 

If you have acne or poor skin, at the end of every shower you should change the water to cold for around a minute. This can help seal your pores and stop dirt and bacteria from getting into your skin.

24. Use deodorant to make a mosquito bite stop itching. 

If you ever have a really itchy mosquito bite that doesn’t go away, putting deodorant on it can help it stop itching.


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