Fun Nutrition and Health Facts

I always get fascinated by random facts! About anything really.

Isn’t it kind of fun when you can randomly state a fact that not many know about?  “Did you know…..?”–kind of questions.  Well I’ve gathered a few (I didn’t write them) that I like and wanted to pass them on! Enjoy and Share =)

Fun Fitness Nutrition Facts!

  • Walking at a fast pace burns almost as many calories as jogging for the same distance.
  • The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word “gymnazein”, which literally means “to exercise naked.”
  • Men who workout with a female partner are shown to lift heavier weights and get better results.
  • There are over 640 muscles in your body.
  • You should always breathe correctly when exercising. It is said that underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breath during physical activity.
  • Since your brain is distracted by what you are hearing when you listen to music, you don’t concentrate on what you are lifting. This causes you to lift more weight.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • The average American adult drinks 500 cans of soda every year.
  • Over 1/3 of adults and 12.5 million children and teens in the United States are considered obese.
  • In 2007, heart disease was the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Examples of iron rich foods are red meat, fish, chick peas, tofu, beans and lentils.
  • There is the same amount of sugar in a McDonald’s fruit smoothie as in four Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  • 8 foods you should consume on an everyday basis: yogurt, red tomatoes, walnuts, spinach, oats, carrots, blueberries, and black beans.
  • On average, it only takes three years after one quits smoking to have their chance of having a heart attack the same as someone who has never smoked before in their lifetime.Image

I have also become a HUGE advocate for coconut oil!  It’s amazing all the things it can be used for!  A friend introduced this site to me with 101 uses for coconut oil!  Who would have thought that there are so many uses!  Really it’s incredible =)  I actually have a friend who’s dog got a big gash on its nose and wouldn’t stop bleeding.  After 3 days of applying coconut oil to the infected area it was gone!  And scar-free! Amazing benefits!  Please check out this website for all the facts and ideas!   www.wellnessmama.com/5734/101-uses-for-coconut-oil/ 

I’d love to hear some of your favorite random facts!  And start implementing these into your life today.  

Have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to be grateful for something new today!  Happy November!

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