It’s Your Body, But Did You Know…


We have this amazing machine called the body that we use day The Bodyin and day out (for better or for worse!) How is it then, that a lot of us do not know the workings of it or what it is truly capable of?

I am constantly learning about my physical & mental capabilities, it fascinates me and here are a few ‘did you know’ facts I picked up from The Health Sciences Academy that I’d like to share (although you might already know them!):

  • By standing up 3 hours a day you would burn an extra 30,000 calories per year
  • 30 minutes of bright morning light reduces your weight gain risk by up to 20%
  • Interrupting prolonged sitting with brief 2-minute breaks decreases cancer risk
  • You may eat 549 calories extra if you miss only 80 minutes of sleep
  • Your muscles are 70% water; and even your bones are a watery 31%
  • Your moving muscles pump fresh oxygen in the brain and trigger feel-good chemicals
  • Drinking 2 litres of water per day can raise your energy expenditure by 400 calories
  • Eating 7 portions of fruit & vegetables per day reduces your mortality risk by 42%
  • Immersing yourself in deep reading 6 minutes per day can reduce stress by 68%

And this list isn’t even scratching the surface! It provides a little insight into what makes us so amazing; something we often forget (or take for granted).

It’s your body, but did you know it was this amazing? Share a fact below…

To Your Health & Wellbeing,



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