Things you may not know about the human body according to Health.com.
- Rinsing your nose with salt water can help keep you healthy and ward off allergy symptoms.
- Dogs can smell cancer and low blood sugar.
- People who enter their home through a door near the kitchen tend to eat 15% more than those who use the front door.
- You’re more likely to have a heart attack on a Monday…or up to three days after you’ve been diagnosed with the flu or a respiratory tract infection.
- Smokers are four times as likely to report feeling un-rested after a nights sleep than nonsmokers, and are 70% more likely to develop hearing loss.
- Eating fruits and vegetables may help the human body make its own aspirin.
- A 60-minute nap can improve alertness for up to 10 hours. The most widely accepted record for going without a nap, or any sleep whatsoever, is 264 hours (11 days).
- Your kitchen sink is dirtier than your bathroom: There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in its drain. The faucet, basin, and sponge are crawling with germs as well.
- Strawberries and baking soda can whiten teeth, garlic can help treat athletes foot, and honey can soothe a hangover.
- Using a food diary can double a person’s weight-loss efforts.
- Regular exercise can lower a woman’s cancer risk—but only if she’s getting enough sleep.
- Watching yourself run in a mirror can make a treadmill workout go by faster and feel easier.
- Walking against the wind, in the water, or while wearing a backpack burns about 50 more calories per hour than walking with no resistance. People who wear pedometers also tend to burn more calories and lose more weight.
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