9 Health Facts Worth Knowing

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.

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

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.

Cornell University

3. Blame Genetics 40% of the Time for...

The percentage of age-related skin changes that can’t be blamed on genetics.

Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

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.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

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.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

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.

Delta Dental

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.

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

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.

Neurology

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.

Rush University Medical Center

Tags Wellness and Fitness

Last Updated: February 05, 2016