By Ed Barillas- Staff Writer
Learning to care for your fitness and health is not all about serious scientific facts, studies and reading long boring articles but should be taken with a very large grain of fun. The following are some interesting health facts that should keep you on the lighter side of health and more informed about your health.
People who enter their home through the back door by the kitchen eat 15% more than those who enter through the front door.
People who eat at least 5 walnuts a week live on average 7 years longer because walnuts ability to prevent heart disease.
A sneeze can travel up to 100 mph.
Almonds and avocados stimulate increase fertility and sexual desire.
The newest and most expensive drugs are not necessarily the healthiest or best.
People who smoke are four times more likely to feel tired in the morning than non-smokers.
The average person has about 4 pounds of bacteria living inside of his/her body.
Being too clean is bad for your health as a little bit of germs can helps your body’s immune system stay strong.
Dogs can actually sense cancer, diabetes and low blood sugar.
Fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails.
Deep breathing exercises gives you similar benefits as aerobics.
Too little animal protein is bad for your brains functioning.
Vitamins do protect and can treat heart disease and cancer.
Believe it or not the strongest muscle in your body is the tongue.
It is nearly impossible not to sneeze with your mouth opened.
Pain can travel through the body at 350 feet per second!
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail.
Bottled water contains more bacteria than tap water.
Antidepressants decrease the levels of dopamine in your brain (this dopamine is a brain chemical of pleasure that plays a vital role in creating an urge for love and romance.
Fight Cancer with Bright colors as the brighter and more colorful the produce color is the better antioxidant quality it contains. So the darker the berry the better the juice will be good for you.
90% of breast-fed children get higher IQ points than those who are formula fed. All babies carry a specific gene needed to digest breast milk fats into polyunsaturated fatty acids, which develop the brain, and later those babies end up with higher IQ points.
Most of the fiber in fruits is in the peel.
Almost all household-cleaning chores can count as exercise.
Your body can give off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
There are about 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
Your brain is 80% water.
Your brain is way more active and thinks more at night than during the day.
Your chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.
If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.
The higher your IQ the more you dream.