The most intriguing health trivia:
The human body is like a machine that is full of wonder. Here is a collection of unusual health trivia — ranging from anatomy facts to medical anecdotes gathered from various sources.
• The human brain cell can hold five times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
• The average number of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain is 100 billion.
• The brain is soft and gelatinous — its consistency is something between jelly and cooked pasta.
• Though it makes up only two percent of our total body weight, the brain demands 20 percent of the body’s oxygen and calories.
• The time until unconsciousness after loss of blood supply to the brain ...view middle of the document...
Below are few things you can do to achieve better health.
* Eat well. With your busy schedule in school, you might skip meals or forget about it altogether. This is something that you must avoid because your body needs all the nutrients in order to function properly. It is also important that you stay away from fast food or take-out meals. Your daily intake should include bread, cereal, fruits, and meat in sensible portions. You should drink at least six glasses of water daily and more when you are physically active.
* Workout. Stretching your muscles and sweating for thirty minutes a day can help make you feel better. Moreover, it would give you the energy you need to complete your other activities and tone your body. This is one good way to protect you from diseases and ailments.
* Sleep well. Having at least eight hours of rest at night is part of being healthy. This would give your mind and body enough time to rejuvenate. To avoid feeling very tired, you should take short breaks as well during the day. So whenever the opportunity comes, sneak to your dormitory to enjoy a nap, listen to music or do Yoga.
Staying fit while you are in school is not impossible. With some discipline and by following the tips mentioned above, you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Intilligence - Are You Holding Back Your Brain?
Is intelligence fluid or crystalline? Is it a function of nature or nurture? Are you born smart, or is the power of your brain under no one’s control but your own?
You might have cruised through classes at school, or you might have struggled and wondered how your peers managed to pass their classes so effortlessly. In the first case, perhaps you met your match at university when you found you were no longer at the top of the class. In the second, perhaps you had just spent your life assuming some people were born smarter than others. In both cases you are treating intelligence as if it were a static trait — you’re born with a fixed quantity of it, and that quantity never changes.
It’s a disheartening mindset to have. While successes are to be celebrated, failures – especially when they occur one after the other — begin to be regarded as inevitable. You might start to feel boxed in or imagine a glass ceiling is capping your intelligence while others whoosh past on a seemingly limitless supply...