It’s always a fun time learning about healthy little tidbits and fun facts about your body, the food you eat and much more. So here are 5 fit facts for you to enjoy and feel a little more enlightened!
Your Mind & Nutrition Are Connected To The Food You Eat!
This might be old news to you, but what we eat and drink influence much more than our body fat percentage. As stated by the Mental Health Foundation, ‘What we eat and drink affects how we feel, think and behave.’ Mental health and nutrition, therefore, go hand in hand, and there are some foods to avoid (as much as possible) and others to eat more of to help to decrease the chances of mental health-related problems. Fill your diet with fruit and vegetables, fish and whole grains, and create some distance between you and processed foods of any kind.
The Benefits Of Beets
Fun Fact it’s beet season! And while some have no interest in these root vegetables, those who do enjoy them can be sure to reap the benefits that are found in them. Beets are great sources of vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin B6, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, to name but a few. They also fight anemia, high blood pressure and inflammation. Being so low in calories means they also make the perfect addition to your diet if you’re looking to lose or maintain weight.
Did you know that, according to statistics, more or less 45% of adults snore every now and then, while 25% snore regularly. Maybe you are the snorer in the house, or perhaps it’s your partner that’s ‘mowing the lawn’. But one thing is for sure, it can cause quite the disturbance when you’re trying to get in a good night’s sleep. There are some factors that could make you more susceptible to snoring, such as being overweight, sinuses and colds. As a result, losing weight and taking nasal congestion treatments might help. It’s also suggested that you sleep on your side at night.
Effective yet Unusual Workouts!
Fun fact, running backwards is said to burn more calories, and there is less impact on your knees than with regular running. Naked yoga allows for a more mindful, free, confident and connected practice. Karaoke spinning is a workout that involves karaoke and spinning and an interesting yet effective fitness experience.
Are you Tone Deaf?
Did you know that being unable to sing on tune, and being unable to hear differences in pitch do not co-exist. Truly tone-deaf people aren’t able to hear the differences in pitch. According to research, the white matter between the right temporal lobes (sound processing) and the right frontal lobe (higher thinking) of those with tone deafness is much thinner than others.
Words: Bianca Muller | Image: Pexels