Medi-Fun: 15 Little Known Health Tidbits

FormDr 15 medical tidbits
  1. Just like fingerprints, everyone has a unique tongue print.
  2. Has a certain scent in the air ever reminded you of a memory or occasion, or sometimes even a person? Your nose can remember 50,000 scents! Your brain often associates those scents with events and people.
  3. Feeling foggy in the afternoon? Be sure and stay hydrated. Your brain is made up of 80% water. One of the first signs of dehydration is a headache!
  4. Having trouble listening to the after-dinner conversation? Did you know that hearing becomes less sharp after overeating?
  5. There is real value in getting those steps in each day – each step uses TWO HUNDRED muscles in the body.
  6. Have you ever wondered what exactly goosebumps are? It is a physical response to coldness, causing hair follicles to stand on end in an effort to provide warmth.
  7. Your eyes blink around 20 times per minute – or ten million times per year.
  8. On average – most people spend about one whole year over the course of their lifetimes on the toilet. What a “waste”.
  9. The average human body contains enough iron to produce a small metal nail or two.
  10. Feeling closed in? The scent of apples can ease claustrophobia. According to research, smelling a green apple can change your perception of space.
  11. Trying to sweat off the pounds in the gym? Did you know that most of the fat you lose exits your body via your lungs? As fat metabolizes, a large portion of it is converted to carbon dioxide and exhaled.
  12. Many animals have jaws, but only humans have chins. Try to think of another animal with a chin – you can’t, right?
  13. Noticing your manicure is uneven? Did you know that fingernails grow faster on your dominant hand, and all nails grow faster during the daytime and in the summer months.
  14. Procrastination and impulsivity are inherited traits. Next time you are plagued with one of these issues, blame your parents! (then fix it).
  15. Have you switched to e-books? They are very convenient when on the go, however research shows that reading a tangible, handheld book promotes better reading comprehension than on a screen.

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