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Monday, February 14, 2011

5 Awesome Body Facts...



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Those of you that are avid readers of this here blog know that especially in the beginning of my writing on here I would add little tid bits called Did You Know's. I still sometimes add them at the beginning of posts but now it's more sparingly than in the past. Mostly because I forget and sometimes, let's be honest, haven't we heard it all already?

No we haven't!

Which is why I have chosen to share this lovely list of 5 of the coolest, most interesting, and awesomely crazy facts about our body. Without further adieu...


foto courtesy 3D Science.com

1. I will be the first to admit that at times I can be a mumbler. I'm not as bad as Kramers' low talker girlfriend on that Seinfeld episode but I can at times sound like I'd rather die than modulate. But here is a tip if you are ever near one of my kind and can't catch a single word. Lean in with your right ear because it's the best of the two to follow the rapid rhythms of speech. The left ear is better at picking up music notes.

2. Suffering from heartburn late into the night? Sleeping on your left hand side will help. It makes your stomach lower than your esophagus and so gravity pulls the food down for you. Hooray!

3. When you are feeling nervous or jittery about something, blow on your thumb. It contains the vagus nerve, which controls heart rate, and that should help get your heart rate back to normal.

4. Suffering from brain freeze? Push your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth. The more pressure you apply to it, the faster your headache will subside.

5. Great memory aid. Have a test or presentation to cram for the night before? Then cram away! Most memory consolidation happens during sleep, so whatever you read right before bed will most likely be embedded as long-term memory. Sorry insomniacs...

So there you go. This is my Did You Know on steroids essentially. I'm super smart right? Noooot entirely. This gem of a list came straight from Mens Health - which I love cause the writing is always phenomenal. So check out the full list of do it yourself Health Remedies here...



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8 comments:

Poetic Justice said...

Interesting post and a wonderful blog. I remember that Seinfeld episode ;-)
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~Michelle

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Brandy Nelson said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am here following you back! Now I must really go try Steak N' Shake, since you mentioned the 5 layer chili...We just had one open locally and I haven't had the pleasure of eating there yet. :)

Brandy
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blueviolet said...

I'm storing all of these for future use. Really, really interesting!

Mammatalk said...

Cool stuff! I love interesting, little known facts.

Lynn said...

@ blueviolet - store away. I'm doing the same here. That nervous thumb blowing thing? Check!

@ Mammatalk - yep. before I started researching for this post I didn't know most any of these things. Save for the sleep on your left side due to heart burn. My kids were a testament to the old wives tale "Heartburn means your babies have alot of hair growing." My kids came out looking like successful candidates of the Hair Club for Babies...

My best, Lynn

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