easy health hacks know

6 am: Keep it down.
Turn down the music you’re listening to while working out. Set it to less than 60% of max volume, says Lisa Tseng, MD, CEO of hi HealthInnovations. Studies show that consistent exposure to sounds above 100 decibels (normal conversation is 60) permanently affects hearing. (Is hearing loss in your future? Take this quick quiz to find out.)

6:30 am: Add coconut oil to your coffee.
Adding just one tablespoon of coconut oil to your morning coffee helps stabilize blood sugar levels all day, says nutritionist Deborah Levy, MS, RD, Carrington Farms health and nutrition consultant. This means fewer highs and lows.

7 am: Grab some aspirin.
Consider popping a baby (81 mg) aspirin (if your doc is on board with it). Taking one daily for 10 years reduces the risk of colon cancer by 35% and esophageal and stomach cancers by 30% among folks age 50-65, according to the Center for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary, University of London.

7:05 am: Pump the probiotics.
These microorganisms don’t just aid digestion; they also boost immunity. College students who ingested probiotics daily reported fewer cold symptoms and faster recoveries, according to a 2012 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Look for Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium animalis lactis BB12 either in supplements or yogurt