Here are some interesting facts about health and everything healthcare related. Some are fun facts about health while some are interesting facts about health and there are some weird facts about health. Explore the facts about health and fitness.

1) Lack of Exercise as Deadly as Smoking, Study Finds

addictA lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.

2) People who eat in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese

restaurantPeople who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.

3) Laughing is equivalent to 15 minutes of Exercise

laughterLaughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.

4) Too Much Sitting Takes a Heavy Toll on Your Health

entrepreneurSitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person’s life expectancy.

5) Cancer is a preventable disease

img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-2795″ src=”http://www.comparestudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/alcohol.jpg” alt=”alcohol” width=”640″ height=”425″ />Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.

6) Stress And Sleep Loss Are Shortening Your Life

boySleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.

7) Cigarette reduces your lifespan by 11 minutes

CigaretteEvery cigarette you smoke reduces your expected lifespan by 11 minutes.

8) 1 Can of Soda increases chances of diabetes by 22%

soft-drinks1 Can of Soda a day increases your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 22%.

9) There are more Skin Cancer cases due to Indoor tanning

entrepreneurThere are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.

10) McDonald’s’ salad more fattening than hamburger

saladMcDonald’s’ Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.

11) Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

pedestriansExercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.

12) You Are What Your Father Eats

foot-raceA Father’s Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in a Child’s Health.

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13) Depression ‘makes us biologically older’

depressionSevere Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.

14) Chicken contains 266% more fat

fried-chickenChicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.

15) Respiratory Effects of Marijuana

cigarHeavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.

16) Constipation-related health-care costs total US$6.9 billion per year

girlConstipation-related health-care costs total US$6.9 billion per year in the U.S.

17) Complaining Adds Years to Your Life

argumentOn average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.

18) Stigma, discrimination against mentally ill are common

alzheimers60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don’t get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.

19) U.S. spends US$30 per American per year

capsuleThe U.S. spends US$30 per American per year of foreign aid on health, which can buy enough measles vaccines for 120 children.

20) To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences

coffeeTo study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.

21) Half hour of physical activity 6 days a week is linked to 40% lower risk of early death

sunsetA half hour of physical activity 6 days a week is linked to 40% lower risk of early death.

22) Bill Gates’ Foundation spends more on global health

Bill Gates' Foundation spends more than WHOBill Gates’ Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations.

23) Unhealthy choices cost company health care plans billions of Dollars

belly1 out of every 4 dollars employers pay for healthcare in the U.S. is tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices or conditions like smoking, stress, or obesity.

24) Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more sugar each day

sugarAmericans consume 12.5 teaspoons more sugar each day than the American Heart Association recommends.