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Quick Health Facts: Food, Fitness, Hydration, Random (Fun!)

1. Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent. 

2. Your skin works hard. Not only is it the largest organ in the body, but it defends against disease and infection, regulates your temperature and aids in vitamin production. 

3. Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer. 

4. Exercise will give you more energy, even when you’re tired. 

5. Sitting and sleeping are great in moderation, but too much can increase your chances of an early death. 

6. A lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking.  

7. Nearly 30% of the world’s population is obese. 

8. Between 2000 and 2015, the average global life expectancy increased by five years. 

9. Less than 1% of Americans ride their bike to work, while 50% of Copenhagen residents bike to work or school. 

10. The US spends almost three times more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but ranks last in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries. 

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