10 interesting health facts

1. Coffee

Drinking coffee can prevent depression.

2. Chewing gum

Chewing gum promotes alertness, relieves stress and reduces anxiety.

3. Laughter

Laughter is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20%.

4. ATM machines

ATM machines and public toilets are equally dirty.

5. Optimism

Being an optimist could make you live longer

6. Lack of sleep

Over the duration of 3 to 5 years, lack of sleep can shrink your brain.

7. Hand washing

Hand washing could save more lives worldwide than any vaccine, according to the World Health Organisation.

8. Loneliness

Loneliness is processed in the same part of the brain as physical pain.

9. Hand shaking

More germs are transferred from shaking hands than kissing.

10. Lack of exercise

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

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