50 Amazing Health Related Facts

Health studies are published every day, so it can be a little difficult to keep up with all the latest news. Some of this health facts have been known for years, however, there are some shocking facts left. Healthy living is not only physical health but mental health as well. It is a combination of how well you manage your physical health and mental health. If you manage to balance this equation out, then you are left with healthy life.

Take a look below, I believe you will find these facts very interesting.

  1. Lack of exercise was found to cause as many deaths as smoking worldwide. About 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008 could be attributed to inactivity.
  2. 350 Million people of all ages around the world suffer from depression.
  3. Over 20.000 people die of cancer each year.
  4. Each year 3.4 Million people die from water-related causes.
  5. Ounce by ounce Nutritious food costs 10 times more than junk food.
  6. People who regularly eat breakfast or dinner in restaurants, double their risk of becoming obese.
  7. Severe depression can cause us to biologically age by increasing the aging process in cells.
  8. The lifetime risk of developing cancer as an adult male living in the U.S is 50%.
  9. Only 1% of the world's water is drinkable.
  10. Chicken now contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
  11. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercising on a stationary bike.
  12. Over 30% of cancer can be prevented by avoiding tobacco, alcohol and having a healthy diet and regular activity.
  13. Coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma(if in an emergency).
  14. Sleeping less than 7 hours a night reduces your life expectancy.
  15. 1 in 8 adolescents in the U.S. has clinical depression.
  16. Exercise like walking can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
  17. Your bones are composed of 31% water.
  18. A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.
  19. Honey is the only food that will not rot and can last to 3000 years.
  20. An average American eats about 35 tons of food in his lifetime.
  21. One soda a day increases the chance of type 2 diabetes by 22%.
  22. Breastmilk is the only food in the world that can provide all the nutrients that a human needs.
  23. McDonalds' Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
  24. Research conducted on comedians and funny people have shown they are usually more depressed than average
  25. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
  26. Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.
  27. Even thinking about a favorite food triggered the release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone also produced during sex and drug use.
  28. 60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don't get it, often because of being ashamed to ask for help.
  29. The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
  30. People who spend a lot of time on the internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, according to a study.
  31. Half an hour of daily physical activity is linked to 40% lower risk of early death.
  32. Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.
  33. Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more sugar each day than what the American Heart Association recommends.
  34. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as a treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
  35. single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
  36. Worldwide there is 8.5% of adults that have diabetes. That's almost twice as much as it was in 1980.
  37. Drinking too much water can cause a water intoxication.
  38. Eating too much meat can accelerate your body's biological age.
  39. You can burn 20% more fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach.
  40. Breathing 100% oxygen, instead of the 21% in our atmosphere, is generally bad, and sometimes toxic.
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  41. Peanuts are not nuts.They are legumes.
  42. You can tweak your metabolic health by turning down the bedroom thermostat a few degrees.
  43. Six-pack abs indicate nothing about your strength, your flexibility, your stamina, your speed, or your overall level of health.
  44. There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  45. Violent dreams may be an early sign of brain disorders down the line, including Parkinson's disease and dementia.
  46. Ancient Greeks investigated the animal structure and described the difference between arteries and veins around 500 BCE.
  47. A study found that right-handed individuals have better oral hygiene and the lower incidence of caries because of their better manual dexterity and brush efficiency.
  48. 1 in 5 American CEOs has clinically significant psychopathic traits.
  49. Worldwide, people consume 500 extra calories a day from sugar, which is roughly a number of calories needed to gain a pound a week.
  50. Drinking very hot beverages increases your risk of developing cancer.
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