50 Quick Health and Wellness Facts

50 Quick Health Facts

While surfing around the web we have found 50 interesting facts about health and wellness that ranges from general health to fitness to mind to nutrition and more.

These top tips and random health facts will provide you with information for being healthy.

Have a quick look on it.

1. Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent.

2. ATM machines and public toilets are equally dirty.

3. Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer.

4. Sitting and sleeping are great in moderation, but too much can increase your chances of an early death.

5. Nearly 30% of the world’s population is obese.

6. Obesity may soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of cancer.

7. Getting lost in a book can lower levels of cortisol, or other unhealthy stress hormones, by 67 percent.

8. Exercise will give you more energy, even when you’re tired.

9. Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of depression, especially in women.

10. Writing things out by hand will help you remember them.

11. Chewing gum makes you more alert, relieves stress and reduces anxiety levels.

12. Yoga can boost your cognitive function and lowers stress.

13. Chocolate is good for your skin; its antioxidants improve blood flow and protect against UV damage.

14. Tea can lower risks of heart attack, certain cancers, type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

15. Eating oatmeal provides a serotonin boost to calm the brain and improve your mood.

16. The amino acid found in eggs can help improve your reflexes.

17. Vitamin D is as important as calcium in determining bone health, and most people don’t get enough of it.

18. An apple a day can reduce level of bad cholesterol to keep your heart healthy.

19. To lose one pound of fat, you need to burn roughly 3,500 calories.

20. 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%.

21. Exercising regularly can increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA healthy and young.

22. The average moderately active person walks approximately 7,500 steps a day, which is the lifetime equivalent of walking around the Earth five times.

23. Stretching increases the blood flow to your muscles and helps avoid injuries.

24. Drinking at least five glasses of water a day can reduce your chances of suffering from a heart attack by 40%.

25. Dehydration can have a negative impact on your mood and energy levels.

26. Heart disease is more deadly than all types of cancer combined.

27. Left-handed people are more likely to suffer from ADHD.

28. The nose knows: it can remember 50,000 different scents.

29. Cardio exercise before breakfast can burn more fat.

30. On average, there are more bacteria per square inch in a kitchen sink than the bathroom.

31. The eye muscles are the most active in the body, moving more than 100,000 times a day!

32. Although bodies stop growing, noses and ears will not.

33. The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and nerve endings than anywhere else on your body.

34. Humans can cough at 60 miles an hour and sneezes can be 100 miles an hour which is faster than the average car!

35. Kidneys filter your blood up to 300 times a day and need water to function optimally.

36. Repeatedly using plastic water bottles can release chemicals into your water.

37. The human body has more than 650 muscles.

38. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

39. Parents of newborn babies lose 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child’s life.

40. Swimming is a great form of exercise because it incorporates both cardio and strength training.

41. It takes the body six to eight weeks to adapt to an exercise program.

42. Crunches alone won’t slim the midsection; if you want a flat belly you’ll need to incorporate cardio to burn those calories!

43. Nearly a quarter of all bones in our bodies are in our feet.

44. Feet are natural shock absorbers.

45. Those who suffer from insomnia are more likely to suffer from hallucinations.

46. Poor sleep increases the occurrence of migraines.

47. Walking outside or spending time in green space can reduce negative thoughts and boost self-esteem.

48. Women below the age of 50 need twice the amount of iron per day as men of the same age.

49. Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest fat on the planet.

50. The spinal disc core is comprised of a large volume of water therefore dehydration could lead to back pain.

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