Health is always a topic I have been interested in. Its ever changing and vastly interesting. Health facts and healthy lifestyle tips that can be found online are usually false and have no medical backing. Each of these have been researched and verified using multiple sources.
Health Fact: Sneezes clock in at 100 mph! Sneezing sends mucus out of the mouth and nose like a rocket at over 100 mph. This is why it is necessary to cover your face when you sneeze so you don’t share the germs!
Health Fact: Sunburns damage skin cells extensively. How bad is it? Researchers have started that an average person can repair sunburn damage in 4 to 6 months! So use sun block! It really does protect the skin from the suns powerful UV rays
Health Fact: Water is in everything. 75% of human waste is water! Many people believe that urine makes up for all the fluids expelled by the body but that’s not true. Stools are made of mostly water as well! This is why it’s necessary to drink a lot of water daily 6 to 8 glasses!
Health Fact: Humans are as hairy as chimps. Humans are not as hairless as you may think. A typical person has hair that covers most of their bodies. The reason we don’t considered ourselves to be hairy is because most of the hair isn’t noticeable.
Health Fact: Higher IQ = more dreams! Scientists have found that those individuals with higher IQ’s dream twice as much as those with lower IQ’s. This is mainly due to the activation of the brain once the individual is sleeping. Those people with higher IQ’s are able to activate a larger mass of their brain then others.
Health Fact: Women’s hearts beat fast! Women’s hearts beat faster then men’s and this is due to the fact their average body mass is significantly smaller then a male resulting in their heart having to pump harder to get the blood to flow throughout the body.
Health Fact: Everyone bladder is small! A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. This is why you feel like you’re going to the bathroom constantly! The bladder can old anywhere from 300 – 600CC of fluid but the urge kicks in a about 200 to 300CC.
Health Fact:A babies head accounts for 25% of their entire mass, by the age of 20 it will make up one sixth. A baby’s body will grow a lot faster and their heads will actually stop growing. This is due to our genetic makeup and it ensures that our bodies are proportionate.
Health Fact: Taller in the evening. Every person is 4 cm taller when they first get out of bed. This is due to the relaxing of cartilage in your back, legs, ands hips. Over the course of the day, you shrink due to gravity compressing it. So take your height measurements in the morning if you want to cheat!
Health Fact: Women use their blinkers. Women’s blink twice as much as men do! Think how much blinking that is! The average person though blinks 13 times a minute; this is to clear the eyes of dirt and bacteria.
Health Fact: People who are left handed have shorter lifespans! Those people who are left handed tend to have shorter lives to to many factors; they typically smoke, have higher rates of cancer, and dont take care of themselves. So if your a lefty please start caring about your health!
Health Fact: Your current height is your arm span! Believe it or not your entire height is the length of your armspan! Please go try it out right now!
Health Fact: Your tallest when your first wake up! Believe it or not, first thing in the morning is when you are the tallest! throughout the day gravity takes a toll on your joints causing them to compress, making you short! So always measure yourself first thing in the morning if you want to cheat!
Health Fact: Mens beards grow fast! Mens beards grow so fast that if you were never to cut it, it would grow to 30 feet in length! How is that for long?
Health Fact: The brain is more active at night then during the day! When the brain is dreaming and reaches REM sleep, your brain activity is at its peak!
Health Fact: The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. This is unknown as to the cause but it has been tracked and its true!
Health Fact: Stomach acid is strong enough to burn through pretty much anything. The hydrochloric acid is one of the strongest acids on Earth, having one of the highest PH levels!
Top Healthy Lifestyle Tips
Lifestyle Tip: Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. The body needs the water to eliminate waste and perform bodily functions such as the breakdown of fat!
Lifestyle Tip: Sleep 6 to 8 hours a night. The body needs sleep to in order for it to release the right amount of hormones throughout the day. As well sleep allows for optimum concentration and mental capacity.
Lifestyle Tip: Eat small portion throughout the day. Eating the average three meals a day doesn’t allow the body to continuously keep its metabolism high by eating 5 to 6 times a day you are forcing the body into having to continuously metabolize food resulting in more fat burning!
Lifestyle Tip: Eating 6 to 8 serving of fruit and vegetables. Each person should be eating 6 to 8 serving of fruits and vegetables. This will allow the body to receive the right amount of micronutrients it needs to fight off disease and maintain the overall bodies performance.
Lifestyle Tip: Eating higher amount of protein vs. carbs burns more fat. By consuming fewer carbohydrates in your diet you can turn your body into a fat burning furnace. This is due to the fact the body will have to use the carbs stored within once they are depleted the body turns to fat for energy. Simply by cutting out one large carbohydrate meal one can begin to see weight loss.