14 Self-Defense Tips That Might Save Your Life

We are used to seeing news of attacks on TV and the internet, but we are prone to think that it won’t ever happen to us. Unfortunately, no one is immune from attackers.

smartzune.com is sure that it’s better to be prepared for all twists of fate. We have gathered 14 helpful tips that we hope you’ll never have to use in real life.

1. Clench your hands correctly.

A previous study from UCLA demonstrated that stimulating key areas of the brain can improve memory.

The authors of the current report pointed out that “Unilateral hand clenching increases neuronal activity in the frontal lobe of the contralateral hemisphere. Such hand clenching is also associated with increased experiencing of a given hemisphere’s ‘mode of processing’.”

In order to examine how hand clenching impacted memory and recall, the investigators asked 51 right-handed participants to memorize 72 words.

The debate about which is more effective in a fight — a fist or a flat hand — is an old one. Most often, however, your hand automatically clenches into a fist before a blow. The important thing here is to do it without injuring your fingers. Don’t expose your thumb, but don’t hide it under your fingers either: this can lead to fracturing.

Don’t neglect using the flat of your hand in a fight: this type of blow will come as more of a surprise.