Your Computer, Your Sleep, and Your Heart

Turn the TV/computer off and go to bed! Getting 5 hours of sleep doubles your chances of heart attack, according to a British study that tracked 10,000 people over an eight-year period. People get less sleep today than they did in the past mainly because of using electronic devices late into the night.

The Brain

By age 18, the human brain stops growing. As a matter of fact, the human brain after age 18 begins to lose more than 1,000 brain cells ...

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Wine, Blueberries, and Fries, Oh My!

Better wine can be produced by the soil being of poor quality. This is because the vines have to “work” harder.

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world.

Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetables.

Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name.

Britons eat over 22,000 tons of french fries a week.

Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of orange juice annually.

Buttermilk ...

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More Did You Know …

Excessive cleanliness is bad for your health. A little bit of germs helps your body’s immune system.

Washing your nose with salt water can help you avoid a lot of allergy symptoms.

People who eat at least 5 walnuts a week live on average 7 years longer because walnuts ability to prevent heart disease.

Almonds, avocado can increase fertility.

Each person has about 4 pounds of bacteria living inside of his/her body.

Overweight people spend an ...

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Let’s Stay Hydrated!

The summer season is upon us and it’s time to think about preventing dehydration and heat-related illness. Did you know that about 318 Americans die every year of heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? The sad fact is that most of these deaths are preventable — if the victims understood the realities of dehydration and heat-related illness more clearly.

 

Regular exercise, ...

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Strange Facts about YOU!

girls laughing and smilingWhen your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too.

It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!

Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.

Your hair grows faster in the morning than at any other time of day.

You ...

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Can You Hear Me?

Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.

Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t.

The skin on your lips is 200 times more sensitive than your fingertips.

Pain occurs when sounds are above 130 db.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Stress can result in more headaches as a result of the body rerouting blood ...

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Laughter Exercises

baby playing in the sun by poolScientists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine.

The levels of two stress hormones, cortisol and epinephrine which suppress the body’s immune system, will actually drop after a dose of laughter.

If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.

By weight, Bone is five times ...

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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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