10 Surprising Ways to Use Beer

Beer isn't just for drinking! Find out all of the handy benefits of a good brew.

10 Surprising Ways to Use Beer

Believe it or not, keeping an extra can or two of beer in your refrigerator can be helpful in tricky situations (and not just by consuming it). The hoppy beverage can do wonders at deterring insects, cleaning rusty objects and more. Read on to learn all of the fascinating ways you can use beer. Then, pour it out and put it to work!

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Use It as Shampoo

Spritz, rinse or soak your hair in beer to add volume, thickness and shine to your locks. The proteins found in the drink can cling to your hair to strengthen the cuticles.

To make beer shampoo, boil one cup of beer for 15 minutes and let it cool. Then, blend it with one cup of shampoo. You can also buy beer shampoo at select stores.

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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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