Health Trivia

Our body and health is a very profound subject. What we believe in when it comes to our health might not always be true, what we were taught before might be debunked by now, and what we believe by now might be proven wrong by tomorrow’s science. But for fun and for knowledge, here are some trivia about our health that you will surely find amazing:

Cough velocity can go up to 60 mph.

With this fact, it would be advisable to cover your mouth when coughing; you wouldn’t know who catches your virus and bacteria.

US study proved that you can actually get various kinds of bacteria on 18% of coins and 7% of bills

So what can we do about this? Since it’s hard to clean money, let’s wash our hands as often as we can. Carrying alcohol and sanitizer inside our bags is also great.

Estimated quantity of human hair on one’s scalp would be 100,000.

We have no choice but believe it, unless we want to count our hair.

People spend 1/3 of their life in bed.

It can be further explained by sleeping 1/3 part of the day since average healthy sleep time would be 8 hours out of 24 hours.

It takes more muscles when we frown than when we smile.

So smile more for less fatigue and less stress as well.

Average people will spend 2 weeks of their entire life on kissing.

Sounds too short? Two weeks of kissing is 1 209 600 seconds when further elaborated. Now that’s long.

The same as with finger prints, each of us also has different tongue prints.

Good thing, fingerprints are enough for official documents.

Banging your own head against a wall can burn approximately 150 calories per hour.

However this is just a trivia and not a diet advice.

Birth control pills actually block the absorption of vitamins.

So you not only block fertilization, you actually block nutrition.

To completely neutralize the acid of one can of soda inside your body, you would need to drink 32 glasses of water.

So if you drink one soda per meal on a 3 mealed day, you would need to drink 96 glasses of water. And if you drink soda every day and not drink the corresponding amount of water, it would be impossible to ever flush out the acids inside your system. Soda’s pH level is almost the same as the pH level of vinegar. And soda is a beverage.

One can of soda contain 12 teaspoons of sugar

Acid that requires 4 times of average water consumption before being flushed out plus too much sugar quantity, there is really no good in drinking sodas. Instead of sodas, why not go for fresh fruit juices. It might still contain sugar, but it is undeniably healthier and with lesser acid content.

Your nose and your thumb are of the same length.

You can prove it for yourself. Just stay away from the public’s eyes.

Health is indeed amazing in all aspects. But thanks to science and technology, we are always updated on what are facts when it comes to our anatomy. What is important is that we never stop studying and learning so we are always on track when it comes to caring for our bodies. Remember, health is wealth! Science helps in lengthening our lives in various ways, but healthy living is the foundation of a good life. Keep yourself informed and live healthy!

One good quotation to live by:

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. 
By Mark Twain 


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