Did You Know… Interesting Health Facts for Better Health

Did You Know… Interesting Health Facts for Better Health

Better Health isn’t just a thing, it’s a way of life. You can’t just sit back and expect to have it. You must actively pursue Better Health. However, you may be surprised to find out some of the ways that can help you along your journey to Better Health. Here are a few interesting health facts to get you started!

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Enjoying some sunshine in the mornings may help you lose weight.

Researchers at Northwestern University conducted a study that found participants who were exposed to light early in the day had a lower body mass index (BMI). This was true even when the researchers accounted for activity level, caloric intake, sleep timing, age, or season. Try to get more bright light, either pure sunlight from outdoors or bright light shining indoors, between 8 a.m. and noon. According to the study, roughly 20 to 30 minutes is all it should take to affect your BMI.

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Drinking five glasses of water may reduce your chance of having a heart attack.

Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Research has found that drinking at least 40 ounces of water daily can cut the risk of dying from a heart attack by 41 percent for women and 54 percent for men. Being adequately hydrated helps to lower sodium levels which is a precursor to heart failure.

Taking deep breaths can improve overall health and circulation.

Breathing in and breathing out deeply in times of stress or regularly throughout the day boosts many surprising health benefits. The practice of deep breathing helps to relieve anxiety and pain in addition to improving immunity, lowering blood pressure, improving digestion, and increasing energy.

Gardening can be an effective way to build strength throughout your body.

Exercising for Better Health can look different for everyone. When it comes to exercise, you don’t have to hit the gym or pound the pavement to reap the health benefits. There are countless ways you can build muscles and strength without participating in traditional types of exercise. One of the best ways to get a workout in is by spending some time in your garden. All that bending, squatting, and lifting work wonders on your body. You can tell you got a good workout in when you wake up the next morning and your body is screaming at you.

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