Here are some interesting facts about your health. Read our Did You Know Health Bits. You’ll learn something new and get health benefits as well. Find ways to relieving stress, to where the most sweat glands are in your body. You’ll learn about muscles, heart disease, and when to even brush your teeth.
Mental health is very important and contributes to our wellbeing.
- Feeling stressed? Reading lower levels of cortisol, or other unhealthy stress hormones, by 67 percent.
- Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of depression, especially in women.
- Writing things out by hand will help you remember them. This is something I do a lot of.
- Chewing gum makes you more alert, relieves stress and reduces anxiety levels.
- During an allergic reaction, your immune system is responding to a false alarm that it perceives as a threat.
- The nose knows: it can remember 50,000 different scents.
- The eye muscles are the most active in the body, moving more than 100,000 times a day.
- Humans can cough at 60 miles an hour and sneezes can be 100 miles an hour
- The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and nerve endings per square inch than anywhere else on your body.
Health and Fitness
- The body has more than 650 muscles
- Walking at a fast pace for three hours or more at least one time a week, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 65%.
- Regular activity can ease the severity and reduce the frequency of lower back pain.
- People who run 12-18 miles a week have a stronger immune system and can increase their bone mineral density.
- Massage isn’t just for the muscles. It can also help in reducing scars.
- Brushing teeth too soon after eating or drinking can soften the tooth enamel.
- SPF 50 allows only two percent of UVB rays to pass to your skin compared to seven percent when wearing only SPF 15.
- Feeling low? Plan. planning and anticipating a vacation will give you a happiness boost.
- It’s true. Cardio exercise before breakfast can burn more fat.
- Breathing deeply in moments of stress can bring about circulation, decreased anxiety and reduced blood pressure.