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4 Health Facts That Will Blow Your Mind


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There are many unpopular facts about health and wellness that often elude Australians, even though 86% feel they are doing well health-wise. With so many wellness coaches in the field, whose words should you trust? Sometimes you should not follow only the industry trends, but real experts to verify the facts for yourself. Out of the lot, here are four surprising health facts that you should be aware of.

  1. Stress accounts for almost 90% of all known illnesses

Perhaps you already know that stress takes a dangerous toll on people’s emotional well-being and is more common than you think. However, the interesting fact is that stress contributes to 90% of all diseases you can think of and it is not hard to explain this. People who are stressed out tend to be more prone to various illnesses, and it takes them relatively longer to recover from those ailments after diagnosis. So, work on your stress levels and bring them down to the barest minimum to stay healthy. You can do this by engaging in self-care activities for your body and your mental health.

  1. Humans use every part of their brains

There is this popular misconception that people only use about 10% of their brains. Wrong! Scientific research says otherwise – humans use all parts of their brains. For example, positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans have shown that even though some actions do not require brain power, many complex activities, including thinking – use different brain parts simultaneously. That means people may not always use all their brain parts for every action. However, they can hardly go a day without using all aspects of their brains.

  1. Sleep deprivation is deadlier than starvation

Believe it or not, lack of sleep kills faster than hunger. Theoretically, you may be able to survive two months of starvation, depending on certain factors like the amount of fat in your body. However, the same thing cannot be said of sleep. Starvation deaths take a longer time to occur than death by lack of sleep. So far, the longest time a person has managed to stay alive without sleep is 11 days. Even with that deadly scenario, your cognitive function will decline drastically by the end of those miserable days. Sleep is vital for your survival; it is a time when your body repairs itself, expels waste, and re-energize you for the next day’s tasks. So, sleep more because it is suitable for your existence.

  1. Seafood is very nutritious

Seafood is a protein-rich, low-calorie diet that also contains some fat, vitamins, and minerals. Studies have shown that seafood is highly nutritious and beneficial to your health. For instance, recent findings suggest that you can decrease your risks of getting heart attacks, high BP, and obesity when you eat seafood. For infants and toddlers, seafood is also essential for their wellness. If you love fish that much, then go ahead and order some market-fresh seafood to make your diet complete.

Did these health tips bring you some fresh insight? Why not apply them for a better lifestyle!

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