Fun Fitness Facts Friday!

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope your second week in January has been awesome!!!

A few weeks or (months eek) ago I did a fun facts post and I enjoyed it, silly as it may have been. SO I thought today I’d do another, as who needs to be serious on a Friday. I’m still not ready to get back to reality of the new year… yet.

As with the last one, my sources are not well researched so feel free to catch me out if you suspect one of the facts to be fiction!

1. The brain has higher activity levels at night then during the day!

2. We use 30 muscles when we smile!

3. The main purpose of eyebrows is to keep sweat out of eyes. Bizarre, but makes sense.

4. You burn more calories sleeping then in front of the TV.

5. The length of your foot is the same as the length from your wrist to elbow.

6. It is impossible to lick your elbow… did you just try? I may have… :)

7. On average your body will produce enough combined heat in 30 minutes to boil half a gallon of water.

8. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. I would have tried this one too, if I could sneeze on cue.

9.  We are born with 300 bones and by the time we are adults we have 206. They fuse together, in case you were worried!

10. You are currently sitting on your largest muscle (probably, unless you’re not sitting).

Do you know any odd facts? What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you’ve had a great start to the year and are looking forward to a lovely weekend ahead.

Jess xoxox



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17 Responses to Fun Fitness Facts Friday!

  1. I love random facts like these! I once looked up why people say “God Bless you” (do they say that in Australia?) when you sneeze.. I found it quite interesting- it came from the middle ages during the time of the plague. People started saying “God Bless You” because it usually meant you had the plague and were about to die.. When I think about saying it now, it just seems weird to me.
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  2. whoa our body produces that much heat? now that blows my mind
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  3. Enz says:

    My eyebrows must be broken. Every time I run my eyes get sweat dripped into them. Stings!

  4. Deborah says:

    Amazing! A couple were particularly bizarre for me: namely the eyebrows one (is that really true?!) and the one about the brain activity. (No wonder I can never get to sleep! My mind gets busy as soon as I lie down and try to turn it off!)
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    • Jess says:

      I definitely cannot vouch for any of the “facts”! But I did read the eyebrow one at least 4 different times so I decided to go with it.

  5. Greta says:

    I need to “work out” more those smiley muscles!
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  6. cottercrunch says:

    i thought your eyeballs pop out when you sneeze with them open? haha. rumor
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  7. How cool is that?! Love your list! as of #6, I can’t but I am getting closer: I guess all that yoga practice … :)
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  8. katiemoves says:

    hmmm my favorite fact is that the only bones babies aren’t born with are knee caps!
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