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Postby Rippling Brook » Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:25 pm

When I am studying and researching information for my Bachelor of Health Science I always manage to find lots of different and interesting facts about Health, Exercise and the human body, so I Thought I would share some of these 'less known facts' with you all :)

Dance away your Fat!

Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour. Twenty minutes of moderate dancing will elevate heart rate up to aerobic levels. One study found polkas, swing dancing, and waltzes to be particularly effective for weight loss.

Lots of Blood Cells

In the second it takes to turn the page of a book, you will lose about 3 million red blood cells. During that same second, your bone marrow will have produced the same number of new ones.
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Postby Rippling Brook » Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:27 pm

Men v's Women

Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons as compared to 0.875 gallons for women.
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Postby Rippling Brook » Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:29 pm

Sixty thousand miles of vessels carry blood to every part of your body.
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Postby Violet Flame » Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:00 pm

Dance away your Fat!

Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour. Twenty minutes of moderate dancing will elevate heart rate up to aerobic levels. One study found polkas, swing dancing, and waltzes to be particularly effective for weight loss.


Oh! I like this one!! I have to dance more then :lol:

Thanks for this tip RB
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Postby majique » Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:07 pm

Thanks Rippling Book
How lovely to see some of your learnings on line - Thanks _ also a bt of Serendipity, I posted a reply to another forum earlier and discussed dancing and how I would be vacumming dancing more ..even tho I do now ,it is not as prolific as every day but i was up last night boogying around the lounge room as I had the house to myself.. reminded me of how I used to be before I fell in love with someone who told me after 8 months they didnt really like to dance and only did it to keep me happy..well somewhere along the line I have left dancing to an archive in my history today it is not in my life except for the housework dancing but that is still a brilliantly pleasant thing to do and the housework is done in the quickest and most enjoyable way but I have put on a few pounds since my clubbing days... you are so right..I will start sitting on my fit ball and rotating when I am on the computer ..that might be the added wriggle I need to trim the waist that is only partially there.
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Postby whispering breeze » Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:28 pm

:2: :2: :2: I often dance indoors (when no ones looking!) I was just dancing this afternoon and yes I agree it is one of the best ways to burn calories.
So my exercise right now is walking, Dancing and yoga. Dancing is so much fun :2: :2: :2:
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Postby Rippling Brook » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:03 pm

I am so pleased that you are all enjoying this information that I am finding and learning about :)

I too used to dance lots when I was younger and did not have the family to look after and I used to be under weight as they all say when I danced as part of my daily life.

Now adays I don't get to do it as much as I would like and when I do it's at home with my children and not for hours like it used to be.... Hence I have some extra weight I could do with loosing!

The human body is an amazing thing. It is made up of 24 different elements. These include hydrogen and oxygen combining to form water. Water accounts for two-thirds of your body weight. ~ Approximately 40 litres of water

The Human body also contains:

200 bones
7.5 metres of intestines
1,400cc of brain capacity
1,000 billion cells
600 muscles
a nose that can identify up to 10,000 different odours

While the Skin is our largest organ, weighing 3.25kg. Peeled off it could occupy about 1.9 sq metres (20 sq ft). Even after you have finished with it, there's plenty: 90% of house-dust consists of dead skin.

And I bet you thought those winds brought all that dust in and were responsible for all that mess!


Changing Nature of the human body.

As each generation of humans evolve so does their body structure in some parts of the world faster than others.

Are you taller?

Australian primary school children are on average 1.25cm taller than their predecessors were in 1972, while in Scotland they are 5cm taller. The Japanese are also growing, putting on a few centimetres with each generation.
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Postby whispering breeze » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:08 pm

Wow Rippling Brook! Thanks this is all great information :1:
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Postby Violet Flame » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:17 pm

90% of house-dust consists of dead skin.

WOW This one is amazing!!!
Thanks for the info, RB!
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Postby Wise Owl » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:04 pm

Did you know that scientific evidenvce has proven that it is impossible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, which is a region in the posterior portion of the brain, warns the rest of your brain when you are attempting to tickle yourself, stopping your from having the right sensations when you try!
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Postby Wise Owl » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:12 pm

Did you know...

There is enough iron in a human body to make a small nail.

Women blink alomost twice as often as men do.

The life span of a tastebud is just ten days.
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Postby Wise Owl » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:17 pm

Did you know...

That your left lung is always smaller than your right lung, this is to make room for your heart.

When you frown you use 43 muscles, but when you smile you only use 17. So smile more often, it's easier!

Just like your fingers, your tongue has its own unique print, different from all others in the world! So one day science may identify you via your tongue!

That your eyes never change they always stay the same size from the time you were born. However, your ears and nose will grow throughout your life.

Most people shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime, thats probably why your house is always full of so much dust!

People can live for about a month without food, but only a week without water.
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Postby Violet Flame » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:23 pm

So one day science may identify you via your tongue!


LOL Wise Owl!! This would be very funny! :lol: :lol:
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Postby whispering breeze » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:29 pm

That your eyes never change they always stay the same size from the time you were born.
Wow this one is facinating, and as for the tickle one, well I just tickled myself LOL
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Postby Sweet Melodies » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:33 pm

Hi Rippling Brook,

Dance away your Fat!

Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour.


I love dancing.
I can dance Indian Classics & also Western but not like Jackson :lol:
I used to practice some of his steps and had won prizes in my school & college as best dancer :) I love singing too. Iam good in high pitch & can also do mimicry. At times, I used to do all this in front of my family members. :wink:

"Laughing is also a good exercise" - isn't

I used to do mimicry & make my family members laugh & make the weekends more enjoyable!

Twenty minutes of moderate dancing will elevate heart rate up to aerobic levels. One study found polkas, swing dancing, and waltzes to be particularly effective for weight loss.


Thanks for the wonderful info!
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Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:03 am

"Laughing is also a good exercise" - isn't


Laughing is great medicine for you and your health, it helps to relieve stress and anxiety amongst many other things, so I would definately recommend a good dose of laughter in everyones lives :)

Thanks for the wonderful info!


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Postby Rippling Brook » Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:13 am

The brain of Neanderthal man was larger than that of modern man.


The candies most likely to cause tooth decay are dark chocolate and fudge.


The average brain comprises 2 percent of a person's total body weight. Yet it requires 25 percent of all oxygen used by the body, as opposed to 12 percent used by the kidneys and 7 percent by the heart.
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Postby Willow_Moon » Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:47 pm

That your eyes never change they always stay the same size from the time you were born. However, your ears and nose will grow throughout your life.


That certainly explains why babies and little ones have such BIG eyes!! (But don'tcha just love 'em?!)

These are really interesting bits of information! Thanks for sharing!!
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Postby Rippling Brook » Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:17 am

What an interetsing world we live in and just how much more interesting can we expect it to be in a few more years.....

There is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer's research.

This means that by 2020, there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.
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Postby Little White Dove » Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:21 am

:o lmao :2: This is so true... were is the world heading :jump:

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