There are a lot of information to know when it comes to health and fitness which can be difficult to know all the facts. Here are some interesting facts that surprise you.
Sugar is as dangerous as alcohol and cigarettes
According to a research at a University at California team, sugar is as damaging as both alcohol and cigarettes and researchers say, therefore it should be regulated to control consumption. Though sugar doesn’t have the same stigma connected to smoking, but the fact is indulging on sweet treats or desserts could be as bad for you as lighting up a cigarette.
Happiness is Sleeping an Extra hour
What would make you happier? Better job? Or Better Income? According to a US study by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and his colleagues says that an increase in household income actually has little effect on your daily mood. The study suggests that getting one extra hour of sleep each night does more for your daily happiness. Now you’ve got an excuse to sleep an extra hour!
Power up your brain with chewing gums
You want to feel alerted and don’t have enough time for morning coffee? Try chewing gums instead.
Chewing mint-flavoured gum could greatly decrease the feeling of tiredness – as discovered by researchers at Coventry University says. Meanwhile, separate research studies have suggested that chewing gum can improve test scores and improve memory by 35%.
Sipping Coffee reduces depression
Caffeine is bad for our health, we hear this often. However, for women drinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day could reduce the risk of depression by 20 percent has founded by a study from the Harvard School of Public Health. An early study of over 80,000 women also revealed that women who drink more than two cups of coffee a day are less likely to commit suicide.
Be Optimistic – Live Longer
Positive thinking has a great impact on your happiness. Researchers also have revealed that being an optimistic person can help you live longer. Research findings published in the European Heart Journal reveal that optimistic people are less likely to suffer from heart disease, while researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that heart patients who were more optimistic about their treatment lived longer than those who were not.
ATM’s are equally dirty as public toilets
Only a few of us wash our hands after withdrawing the money from the ATM machine. Cleanliness tests in Britain have revealed that cash machines are just as dirty as public toilets. Health experts assessed swabs from the keypads on cash machines and also from nearby public toilets and found that they both contained the same types of bacteria known to cause sickness.
Women are nine times more prone to suffer from a broken heart
Many people have felt at times like they were going to die from a broken heart, and research studies have now confirmed the existence of broken heart syndrome, a condition in which the release of adrenaline caused by shock (often due to overwhelming fear or pain) can lead to heart failure. Surprisingly research has also concluded that women are up to nine times more likely to suffer from this condition.
NO Stretching before running – lower your endurance
Many of us have been taught to warm up before exercise. But according to a recent study says that stretching before a run may not be beneficial to your workout. Another study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that stretching before going for a run made a runner’s body less efficient so that they did not perform as well and were unable to run as far.
Disease-causing bacteria is less than one percent
In our everyday life, we are surrounded by bacteria – the fact is that healthy human skin is covered in around 1000 different species of bacteria. However, most bacteria are not harmful and, in fact, less than one percent cause disease. Furthermore, many forms of bacteria are actually good for you, including many of those that live on your skin and in your gut.
Exercise doesn’t make you lose weight
Exercise is good and has many health benefits. But it doesn’t help you to lose weight. Though many people use exercise as a sole method for weight loss. A study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine found that when a group of obese people completed 12 weeks of supervised cardio workouts without dieting, most did not experience any significant weight loss results.