Top of page
Global Site Navigation

Edith Magazine

Local Section Navigation
You are here: Main Content

Life Hacks

Get ahead with lessons for your life backed up by ECU research.

Eat your greens! Photo by Scott Warman on Unsplash

Eat your greens! Photo by Scott Warman on Unsplash

Eat your greens

Eating a diet containing nitrate rich vegetables such as spinach and lettuce reduces your chances of suffering a stroke or heart attack. ECU School of Medical and Health Sciences lead researcher Dr Catherine Bondonno studied the diets of 1000 women and found those who ate lots of nitrate-rich vegetables had a 40 per cent lower risk of heart disease or stroke.

Have a cuppa

Drinking black, white or green tea can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes, according to Dr Binosha Fernando from the ECU Centre for Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care. She reviewed more than 100 studies examining the health benefits of tea.

Take a plant to work

A bit of greenery can make a big difference according to PhD Candidate in Biodiversity and Human Health, Danica-Lea Larcombe. They can improve your mood and can even scrub the air of pathogens and improve the office’s mix of bacteria, according to a NASA study.

Don’t take testosterone boosters

ECU Exercise and Sports Science lecturer Dr Krissy Kendall says there is little evidence to back claims that testosterone supplements can help build bigger muscles.

Let your kids play video games

Teenagers benefit from social connections while playing video games online, especially when they are part of a team, according to ECU School of Arts and Humanities Communications Professor Lelia Green. She says it is still important for teens to balance online games with schoolwork, but parents could encourage in-person video game weekends to support the development of well-rounded friendships.


Skip to top of page