Did You Know- Episode 2
  1. A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.
  2. People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.
  3. Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.
  4. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
  5. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
  6. Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
  7. Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
  8. Every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected life span by 11 minutes.
  9. 1 Can of Soda a day increase your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 22%.
  10. There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  11. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
  12. Heavy marijuana smokers are at risk for some of the same health effects as cigarette smokers, like bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.
  13. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing the tension increases immunity and boosts their health.
  14. 60% of people needing mental health services in the U.S. don't get it, often because of the stigma of seeking help.
  15. To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.
  16. A half hour of physical activity 6 days a week is linked to 40% lower risk of early death.
  17. Bill Gates' Foundation spends more on global health each year than the World Health Organization of the United Nations.
  18. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your body and mind with the necessary nutrients and energy to function throughout the day. Eating breakfast regularly will also help keep weight off because it gets your metabolism going.
  19. Teens need 9+ hours of sleep per night for their bodies to function properly. Less than 1/3 of high school students in 2011 reported getting 8 or more hours of sleep per night.
  20. Physical activity like aerobic exercise (walking, running), muscle-strengthening (weight-lifting), bone-strengthening (jumping rope), and balance and stretching activities (yoga, pilates, dancing) are especially beneficial to a healthy body.
  21. Foods that don't expire contain unnatural preservatives, additives, and chemicals that deteriorate your body. Focus instead on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, low-fat dairies, and above all, moderation in whatever you eat.
  22. The rate at which your body burns calories when you are resting is called your "resting metabolic rate." If you cut calories below what's needed for RMR, your body will go into survival mode because it doesn't have the energy to perform basic functions.
  23. For teens, the recommended caloric intake is 2,100 calories, but it is important to base your diet on your level of physical activity. Depending on how active you are, you can determine how many daily calories are healthy for your weight and lifestyle.
  24. A Father's Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in a Child's Health.
  25. Severe Depression can cause us to biologically age more by increasing the aging process in cells.
  26. Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.

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