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
A 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
People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.
3) Laughing is equivalent to 15 minutes of Exercise
Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
4) Too Much Sitting Takes a Heavy Toll on Your Health
Sitting 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
Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
7) Cigarette reduces your lifespan by 11 minutes
Every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected lifespan by 11 minutes.
8) 1 Can of Soda increases chances of diabetes by 22%
1 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
There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
10) McDonald’s’ salad more fattening than hamburger
McDonald’s’ Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
11) Get Moving to Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
12) You Are What Your Father Eats
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13) Depression ‘makes us biologically older’
Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.
14) Chicken contains 266% more fat
Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
15) Respiratory Effects of Marijuana
Heavy 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
Constipation-related health-care costs total US$6.9 billion per year in the U.S.
17) Complaining Adds Years to Your Life
On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
18) Stigma, discrimination against mentally ill are common
60% 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
The 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
To 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
A 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 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
1 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
Americans consume 12.5 teaspoons more sugar each day than the American Heart Association recommends.