9 Health Facts Worth Knowing
1. Yoga Does a Heart Good
Sure, yoga can increase flexibility and improve balance. But did you know that it can reduce the risk of heart disease just as much as conventional exercise? According to research, yoga participants lowered their low-density (bad) cholesterol by 12 points.
2. Up The Produce for a 25% Increase in...
Shoppers who ate a healthy snack before heading to the grocery store saw a 25 percent increase in the amount of fruits and veggies they purchased at the supermarket.
3. Blame Genetics 40% of the Time for...
The percentage of age-related skin changes that can’t be blamed on genetics.
4. Take a Nap When You Skimped on Sleep
A couple of half-hour naps can reverse the effects of a poor night’s sleep.
5. Forget about Beating the Clock, Get Happy
People who set arbitrary time limits on their tasks were less happy than people who didn’t. Of course, real work deadlines can’t be ignored, but living by the clock shouldn’t be the norm.
6. The Tongue – Did You Know?
The tongue is the only muscle in our body not attached to something at both ends. And just like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
7. Get 3 Servings of Fish
Eat at least three servings of fish each week to maintain bone mineral density, if you're an older adult.
8. Weight/Cancer – There's a Connection
Added pounds have been associated with a higher risk of a brain cancer known as meningioma. Being overweight upped the risk of developing this cancer by 21 percent; and obesity increased the risk by 54 percent.
9. Feed Your Mind with Greens
Folks who eat one to two daily servings of leafy greens had the cognitive ability of someone 11 years younger.
Last Updated: February 05, 2016