13 Health Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

1. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.

2. Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.

3. On average, people who complain live longer. Releasing tension increases immunity and boosts their health.

4. A half hour of physical activity 6 days a week is linked to 40% lower risk of early death.

5. Worldwide, people consume 500 extra calories a day from sugar, which is roughly the amount of calories needed to gain a pound a week.

6. Doctors make a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used symptom-checker apps, a 2016 study found.

7. Sitting for more than 3 hours per day can cut off 2 years of a person’s life expectancy.

8. In 2015, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for the first time since 1993.

9. A scientist cracked his knuckles on one hand for over 50 years to prove it did not cause Arthritis.

10. You can burn 20% more fat by exercising in the morning on an empty stomach.

11. More than 13 million working days are lost  every year because of stress-related illnesses.

12. A study of over 11,000 children determined that an overly clean environment increases the risk of eczema and asthma.

13. People who read books live an average of almost 2 years longer than those who do not read at all, Yale research found.

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