Spring into Fitness Fun Facts

– Studies have shown your life expectancy might increase by up to two hours for every hour you walk. (grab your shoes and get walking)

– The average person you will walk about 70,000 miles during their lifetime.

– Did you know that it only takes 100 too many calories each day to gain 10 pounds in a year? (that can creep up quickly!)

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Spring Onions

green onionsSpring Onions are rich in Vitamins and other Minerals. They are excellent health foods and great in taste.

Spring onions are also called Green onions, are actually immature onion bulbs-they are low in calories and high in Vitamin C. Spring onions are very tasty, mostly used in salads and also some of the Asian dishes.

Spring onions are good for the health as they contain some medicinal qualities. ...

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Tart-tastic Health Tips!

Water is good for you. Lemon juice is good for you. Put them together, and you’ve got a beverage that will help you to lose weight and stay full — and it packs a nice punch of vitamin C, too. To get the health benefit, mix the pulp and juice of half a lemon with an 8-ounce glass of water. If it’s too bitter, add a teaspoon of honey ...

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Fun Food Facts

Canada has more donut shops per capita than the United States.

Canadians eat more Kraft Dinner (Macaroni and Cheese) per capita than any other country in the world.

Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons.

Cashew nuts contain oil in the shell that is very irritating to the skin.

Cheddar cheese is the best selling cheese in the USA.

Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears.

Chili Powder was invented in ...

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Functional Medicine: Growing Support for Health in the 21st Century

Traditional Western medicine and its doctors are the finest in the world for dealing with acute care such as the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or short-duration illnesses in need of urgent care. For example, a traumatic car accident, appendicitis, or a broken leg. For such harrowing situations, I want conventional medicine in my corner!

 

But to stave off chronic problems or diseases, to better control or even reverse disease states and debilitation, and to train people in the art and ...

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Healthy 2012 Tips

Tip 1: Movement

Yes, we understand that you may work at a desk in front of a computer nine hours everyday so your options may be limited, and after work you may feel so tired that you don’t even have the energy to work out. Not so fun-fact: roughly 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are directly related to a lack of regular exercise.*

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Sweet Chocolatey Facts

Cultures around the world have enjoyed chocolate in its many forms for a thousand years or more. In its earlier days, the Mayans and Aztecs sipped a chocolate beverage during sacred and religious ceremonies. Later, Europeans enjoyed chocolate enhanced by refined sugar and milk as dessert and candies. There are powerful scientific properties and findings that relate to chocolate. From its processing to potential health ...

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Fun Facts About Heart Health! (3)

Women’s Hearts Beat Faster Than Men’s

A female human heart pumps about six beats faster per minute than a male heart, which can be explained by the gender difference in heart size. A male heart is bigger (by about 25 percent), so it can pump more blood in a single beat.

But having a quicker heart beat doesn’t equal quicker finishing times for runners. ...

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Fun Facts About Heart Health! (2)

A Cold Heart Isn’t Always a Bad Thing!

Therapeutic hypothermia is actually a form of treatment for cardiac arrest. According to American Heart Association guidelines for inducing hypothermia, doctors cool a patient’s body to 91 degrees F, 7 degrees below average, in order to slow damage to brain and other organs that begin when the heart stops and restarts.

Research published in the Annals of Neurology in late ...

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Fun Facts About Heart Health! (1)

The all-important heart is constantly at work, pumping blood (about 2,000 gallons a day) filled with essential oxygen and nutrients to your body’s organs 24/7. Everything about the heart and how it works is interesting, but here are some nuggets of information we found particularly fascinating.

The Heart Sits in the Center of the Chest, Not On the Left Side

Does this blow your mind because you’ve ...

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