We took a deep-dive into the world of TikTok and discovered it’s home to more wellness hacks than you can count. Here, we round up the best of the best.
Hands up if you use TikTok (the video-sharing app that’s picked up millions of users during the COVID-19 lockdown)? Now raise your hand if you thought TikTok was only for wine or dance challenges? If you answered yes, you’re not alone.
During this seemingly never-ending social isolation period, people all over the world (even celebs like Jessica Alba) have become obsessed with reenacting TikTok content – like the #savage dance challenge – but that’s not all the app is good for. Not only is it the birthplace of the Dalgona coffee trend and at-home-bangs-gone-wrong videos, it’s also a gold mine for wellness advice.
From tips on how to make your workouts more effective to how to get a better night’s sleep, TikTok is full of advice on how to live a healthier, happier life. Here’s the best of what’s out there.
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Best fitness hacks
Up the incline to maximise your indoor runs
Gym still not open? Can’t be bothered running outside in the frosty temps? Use this trick to up the energy burn off your morning jog. Not only will it help you torch extra calories, it’ll help build muscle and increase your endurance.
How to make a PT in a jar
If you’re sick of doing the same old workouts, use this nifty hack to spice up your routine and get your mojo back. It’s perfect for those days when you just can’t be bothered.
3 ways to nix shoulder pain
Has your WFH set-up wrecked your posture? Feeling sore after a day sitting at the computer? Trainer Victoria Rivera has all the tricks to smooth out your aches and pains.
Stop dry eyes with these easy exercises
Whether you’re on a laptop all day for work or can’t stop bingeing Netflix, Dr Rose is here to help you ditch the eye drops with these genius tips. We’re trying the hot compress trick right now.
Best food hacks
Slash meal prep time with salad jars
Take the stress out of lunch by prepping your ingredients beforehand and storing them in these pretty mason jars. Too. Easy.
Grow your own veggies from food scraps
Wait… you can grow vegetables from… vegetable scraps? Turns out you can – get ready to sprout your own bok choy and spring onion.
Cut chicken like a pro
Remove the white stuff (aka, tendons) from your raw chicken with a fork instead of hacking at it with a knife. Trust us – it works.
Make ‘healthy’ sour lollies
Addicted to Sour Patch Kids? Need something to snack on while you work? These lolly grapes are just what the doctor ordered.
Best self-care hacks
Get the most out of your face mask
Whether you’re using a store-bought or home-made face mask, turbocharge their skin-boosting effects with these easy tweaks.
Beat belly bloat with a rolling pin
If you suffer from bloating or constipation you might have tried adding more fibre to your diet and drinking prune juice – but have you ever thought to use a rolling pin?
Drink cherry juice to fall asleep
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has been messing with our sleep and dreams, so if you want to finally clock a solid night’s sleep, try this genius nightcap tonight.