12 Astonishing Body Facts That Can Help Take Better Care Of Your Health
5Your body doesn’t benefit from dieting
It’s a simple logic which people in general fall for various diet traps daily all across the globe. Burn more calories than you eat and you’ll automatically start reducing those extra pounds of flesh that you have. But this simple logic of diet is not that simple for the body as when the metabolism slows down, we start going into survival mode to save energy. Our bodies are intelligent enough to understand the energy deficit and ask us to intake food accordingly so we must listen to our body and eat when we are hungry and stop when we are not.
6Work, stress, and poor sleep cause the body to age early
Well it does not need rocket science to correlate our workplace stress and poor sleep cycle is responsible for harm to our health in some way or the other. We will age faster than normal if we keep letting our work pressure effect our minds and bodies. Relentless tension and stress accelerate our body decay and heart malfunction. People with sleep deprivation due to job stress have 3 times more chances of developing serious cardiovascular disease than their counterparts with non-stressful jobs. Unfortunately, not many of us can control the source of stress in our jobs these days but whatever steps must be taken to mitigate those harmful effects should be taken to reduce the after-effects.
7Learning a new language rejuvenates the brain
Learning a second language in adulthood might not be as easy as in childhood but the advantages to our mental health are immense irrespective of age. Being bi or multilingual gives us confidence of a newly acquired skill as well as reduces the brain ageing process. There are elaborate studies which shows the benefits of learning additional languages on our cognitive abilities and attention focus. Fluency in 2 or more languages delays or stops Alzheimer’s. Using more languages increases our grey matter density of the brain and white matter strength both which means better communication between neurons and faster brain function.
8Our bodies require broccoli sprouts
We all know the health benefits of green vegetable on our bodies but what is not that popularly known is a chemical compound found in broccoli sprouts which ease the classic behavioural symptoms of autism. Since it is believed that chemicals from broccoli sprouts can restore the chemical balance in brain cells it potentially reduces the usages of antipsychotic drugs as well. Very soon broccoli sprout extracts would be used to treat schizophrenia and also as a pre-emptive measure for people in their early stages of a chemical imbalance in brains.