September 19, 2008

Interesting Health Trivia

person gathering knowledgeDid you know that

-your digestive system starts working even before you take your first bite of food? The sight and smell of the food makes special glands in your mouth produce saliva.

- a meal takes between 12 to 15 hours to go through the whole digestive system?

- a mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen?

- in your very own lifetime, you'll produce enough spit to fill two swimming pools.

-if you blink one eye you move over 200 muscles?

- on an average, a person will blink 17,000 times in one day, or once every five seconds (over 10,000,000 times a year)?

- your brain weighs about three pounds, but over two pounds of that is water?

- everyone is colour-blind at the beginning of life. That is because cone cells do not develop in the eyes until a baby is about six to eight months old?

- there are as many as 50 or more primary sensations of smell?

- you cannot lick your own elbow?

- at 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing?

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  1. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Your health trivia are very thoughtful and very helpful!

  2. Great info!!

  3. I agree! We are into natural dyes as well.

  4. Sripad11:09 AM

    "Improper health can lead to hair loss, brittle bones, chipped nails and bad skin. Diet is important as great looks come from within. Also, body care, figure analysis, calories, and exercises, pertain to the same area," explains Kochhar. It also includes yoga, aerobics and gym workouts.

  5. Vinaya9:39 AM

    thanks for the great info! Some of it was new to me and some just confirmed things I had heard, so I appreciate it.


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