Here’s a Strange Thought

Ever thought of how many miles our nervous system would be if we were to line them up from end to end?

Here’s our Fun Fact of the Day: The human body has 45 miles of nerves.

Forty-three pairs of nerves connect the central nervous system to every part of the body. Twelve pairs go to and from the brain, and 31 go from the spinal cord.

Feet First!

Here’s another fun fact for you: There are 206 bones in the human body.  One fourth of them are in your feet!

The muscles in our feet are too often overlooked. Think about all the things you do on your feet. Can you imagine life without them? Take a minute out of your day to appreciate them and all the hard work they go through by treating yourself to a foot massage.  Better yet, spend some time bonding with your spouse, your kids, or even a friend and have a foot massaging party! You’ll be surprised how much better you’ll feel when you start taking care of yourself from the bottom up.

Embrace Your Body and Mind

“In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.”
–Marcus Tullius Cicero

Today’s Inspirational Quote

“Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.”
–James Freeman Clarke

October is Children’s Health Month

October is Children’s Health Month and we’ll be celebrating all month long with fitness/health related tips, articles and activities for the whole family on our blog and Facebook!

[Here’s a quick tip: If you like us, you’ll be entered for a chance to win $500 worth of EI products!]

Keep a look out for upcoming posts regarding child health and well-being this month and keep your eyes open for a behind-the-scenes look at our featured product of the month, Magic Moves! If you didn’t know, Magic Moves is all about… MOVIN’! It has your kids shakin’ it up and workin’ it out. What better way to get healthy than to dance it out and have fun with your kids?

 

To kick start the month, here’s a fun fact: Did you know that your heart is about the size of your fist and weighs about as much as a softball? 

Speaking of softball, why not take 30 minutes out of your day to play outside? It’s time to get up and start movin’!