500 Shades of Gray and other Fun Facts

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At AdvaCare Clinics we are focused on your health and well-being.  Understanding the body is an intricate part of our effective, non-surgical approach. We hope you enjoy the fun facts we’ve compiled about our incredible bodies!

  • The eye of a human can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
  • Goose bumps raise the body’s temperature. The muscle fibers, in the skin, contract to form goose bumps which produces heat and raises the body temperature.
  • You use 200 muscles to take a single step forward.
  • Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty-five feet of blood vessels.
  • Laugh, laugh, laugh.  Laughter strengthens the immune system and lowers the level of stress hormones in the body.
  • The width of your arm span stretched out is equal to the length of your whole body.
  • Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still.
  • The  benefits of exercise are more than just for weight management. Exercise also combats stress, promotes better sleep and activates the immune system.
  • Research has shown that when people exercise by walking, they walk 30% longer if they walk to music.
  • The average cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph. A sneeze can exceed 100mph.
  • Drinking water before and after a massage reduces soreness and helps to flush the body of toxins released from the muscles.

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