Did You Know Series- Facts About Health

Did You Know- Facts About Health  

  1. Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
  2. Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty-five feet of blood vessels. That is really hard to imagine.
  3. Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still.
  4. 1 Can of Soda a day increases your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 22%.
  5. Passing gas helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
  6. The eye of a human can distinguish between 500 shades of gray. Amazing.
  7. A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph. A sneeze can actually exceed speeds of 100mph. Pretty much goes over the whole entire room. It’s time to clean the room and our hands.
  8. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.
  9. McDonalds’ Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
  10. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
  11. On average, women say 7,000 words per day. Men speak just over 2,000. What in the world are women talking about?
  12. The width of your arm span stretched out is equal to the length of your whole body.
  13. Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
  14. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person’s life expectancy.
  15. Drinking water before and after a spa treatment reduces soreness and helps to flush the body of toxins released from the muscles.
  16. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
  17. The brain only takes up about 2 percent of our total body weight but uses 20% of our body’s energy.
  18. People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, a Yale research found.
  19. Drinking very hot beverages increases your risk of developing cancer.
  20. Handwriting things can help your memory. Research from Indiana University found that in order to remember something, you should handwrite notes, rather than type them. Writing is thought to boost your memory as note-taking by hand requires different cognitive processes than typing. 

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