Zika Virus Infection Symptoms Cure Treatment and Facts

Zika Virus

Family: Flaviviridae
genus: Flavivirus
Other viruses related to this family and genus are dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses.

Facts about Zika Virus Infection

  • Zika virus is enveloped and icosahedral and has a nonsegmented, single-stranded, 10 kilobase positive-sense RNA genome.
  • There are two types of Zika Viruses according to their lineages. One is of African lineage and other is of Asian lineage. The virus spreading in America is 89% similar to African lineage.
  • Zika Virus Infection is spread by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is active mostly in the daytime.
  • This Virus was first isolated in Zika Forest of Uganada during year 1947. The name of the the virus comes from that Zika Forest.

How does Zika Virus transmits in Humans ?

  • Zika Virus is primarily spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
  • This can also be transmitted through sexual contact.
  • Another common mode of transmission is blood transfusions.

Zika Virus Infection Symptoms
Zika virus causes fever commonly known as Zika Fever. Other symptoms of Zika infection are similar mild symptoms of Dengu. Other symptoms of Zika infection may include fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache, and a maculopapular rash.

Zika Virus Infection Cure
Zika virus infection can not be prevented by using any medication or vaccine. The best preventive measure is to prevent yourself from mosquito bites. Avoiding sexual contact with people showing symptoms of zika infection is also necessary if the infection has already spread in your locality.

Zika Virus Infection Treatment
There is no specific treatment of Zika Virus Infection. Paracetamol is normally used medicine for fever. Other treatments are done according to the symptoms to get rid from them. Getting admitted in hospital is rarely needed when the symptoms are not reduced.

Amazing Facts about Human Body

Human Body is the most amazing thing created by Nature, at least for Humans. According to some religions the god has given his own body to humans. Even if our body is not the best creation of this universe, but in the known universe its the most complex thing working perfectly. However it prone to diseases like others but still human are ruling this planet only on the basis of their supreme body. Here we have collected some amazing facts about human body lesser known to most of us.

Amazing Facts about Human Body

  • In a lifetime we eat food equivalent to weight of 6 elephants.
  • There are more bacteria in our mouth than population of humans on earth. 
  • Men have more blood compared to women because men have more muscles. Muscles require more oxygen through and blood is the carrier of that oxygen.
  • Our Brain remain more active in Night than during Day.
  • Our Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on our body.
  • The acid in our stomach can easily dissolve zinc, but still our stomach remains in existence because its skin is renewed on a regular basis.
  • Average pulse rate of women is 78 beats/minute, while men have an average pulse rate of 70 beats/minute.
  • Largest cell in human body is female egg and the smallest is male sperm.
  • Our eyes don't grow in size after birth, while nose and ears grow till we die.
  • The strongest muscle in human body is tongue.
  • 32 million bacteria live on every sq. inch of our skin.
  • Our outer skin is renewed in every 27 days.
  • Babies are color blind at birth. Color vision develops after 7 days to 6 months.
  • Women have a better sense of smell than men.
  • Women can see more colors than men.

Amazing Better Health Facts by BetterHealthFacts.com

Better Health is a wish of everybody and a person who wishes to be healthy or remain healthy constantly searches for health facts that can make him/her in a better health. Better Health is not just a wish of those who are suffering from disease but also of those who are perfectly healthy and want to remain so for the rest of their life. In this article we will bring you some facts which are really beneficial for you and may help anybody in one or other way. So please spread these facts by one or other means to make this world a healthy world.

Amazing Better Health Facts

  • According to a survey Lack of Exercising is causing as many deaths as Smoking. Go don't sit idle and make exercise a habit.
  • Farting reduces High Blood Pressure. A healthy person do it at least six times a day. The way they do it may matter for others.
  • Sitting for more than 3 Hours on daily basis decreases your life expectancy by 2 years.
  • Sleeping less than 7 hours reduces your life expectancy.
  • Exercise can't make us thin unless we take care of our diet.
  • If sugar is not consumed in controlled amount then it can be as dangerous as Smoking and drinking Alcohol.
  • 30% of cancer can be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol.
  • Breast Cancer chances can be reduced by 25%, just by doing mild exercise like walking.
  • Health of a kid is also influenced by the father's diet before conception.
  • Depression can increase the aging process. So a depressed person will look more aged than normal.
  • A person of Complaining Nature lives more, just because he/she releases the tension by speaking it. Releasing tension improves immunity.
  • In US only 40% mental health patients go to doctor. Rest 60% either don't know that they are suffering from illness or just don't go to doctor to keep their image clean.
  • 40% of early deaths can be reduced just by exercising for half hour on daily basis.
  • Eating too much meat can increase the biological aging process.
  • Those who continue working even after 65 years of age live longer than their age mates.
  • According to a research if you have a hobby of reading books, then you may live 2 year more than normal life span.
  • Exercising empty stomach in the morning burns 20% more fat.
  • Violent Dreams are an early symptom of brain disorders.
  • We burn more calories while sleeping than watching television for same duration.
  • Average life of right handed people is 9 years more than left handed.
  • Those who laugh remain more healthier than who don't. Kids laugh around 300 times/day while adults do it just 15 to 30 times.
  • According to a research $60,000 can't make you as much happier as 1 hour sleep can.
  • Always wash your hands after using an ATM Cash Machine. In a survey ATMs are found as dirty as public toilets.
  • There are 1000 types of bacteria residing on our body. Our mouth alone contain bacteria more than human population on earth. Good news is that only 1% of all bacteria is harmful for humans.

You may rest for a few days, but don't sit idle thinking that you can remain healthy without doing anything. Even iron gets rust if left unused and unattended. So push your body to its limits and remain healthy.

Amazing Facts about Human Teeth

A Good Set of Teeth is desire of every old man and women, but we often don't think much about them at a younger age. Here we will tell you some of those facts about your teeth that you might have missed. These facts will not only make you care more for them but also increase your knowledge about your own body.

Amazing facts about Human Teeth

  • A normal person spends around 38 days brushing his/her teeth in a lifetime.
  • Recommended time for brushing your teeth in 2 to 3 minutes, but still most of bush for maximum 70 secs.
  • Hardest substance in Human Body is Tooth Enamel.
  • If you drink more Soda then you have more chances of tooth decay.
  • A right handed person chews most of the food by right side teeth, while a left handed person uses left part.
  • Just like fingerprint, toothprint is also different for every person.
  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease in US. First is Common Cold.
  • Sugary foods reduces the risk of cavities. So go ahead and have some dessert after a meal.
  • Never cover your toothbrush with a cap. It increases the bacterial growth.
  • The very first toothbrush was made in China during late 1400. Bristles were made using horse and badger hair.
  • 5 Million Teeth are knocked out each year only due to sports injuries.
  • If your tooth is knocked out then put it in your mouth or milk, else it will start dying within 15 minutes. Then visit a dentist as soon as possible.
  • If we don't brush then 300 different types of bacteria can grow there.
  • Our saliva not only helps in digestion , but also protects our teeth from bacteria.
  • Only two third of our teeth are visible, rest one-third is inside our gums.
  • Our teeth start growing even when we are in womb, but they come out of skin after 6 to 9 months.
  • By the age of 17, around 78% Americans have got at least one cavity.
  • In 1816 one teeth of Sir Isaac Newton was sold for $3633. In today's currency its $36000.

Our teeth have multiple uses in our body. Here are a few.

  • They help in chewing and cutting our food into tiny pieces, which is a very important part of our digestion process.
  • They give a perfect shape to our face.
  • They make our smile better than others. Some people wear dentures just to put their teeth in right shape and look better during smiling.

Better Health Facts is not just about Our Own Health

When we talk about "Health" or "Health Facts", usually we think about just our own body. But being healthy is a completely different thing. Our good health is of no use unless we utilize it in a good way. We need a good health to help ourselves in our day-to-day works, but its a moral responsibility of a healthy person to help those who are in need. When we talk about help, then usually people think about monitory help. If you also think so then you are not in perfect healthy state. Help can be a moral support, help can be helping some disabled / old person in crossing a road, help can be saving someone from a suicide attempt. Its not necessary that you always find someone who is in need of help, but if you find someone by chance and you help him/her out of that situation, only then you are in a really healthy state of body and mind.

BetterHealthFacts.com  is not just about Our Own Health, its also about a healthy mind who can help others.

I believe that healthy state of mind is more important that a healthy body. A healthy body only helps ourselves but a healthy mind can help society. Today i have seen a video where i watched people helping others and it ignited a wave of something in me. I felt like crying and felt more motivated to help others.

Some people don't help others thinking that its like degrading our own value and wasting our time. But such people don't know how it feels after helping someone. I myself will never ever waste any such opportunity in my life to help others.

The world is a circle. Whatever we do comes back to us in one or other way. If you help a needy person, then someone may also come to help you when you are in need. The help that we give to others is not necessarily being deposited by God as a good credit value, but its certainly deposited somewhere. It might be stored in yourself as some positive vibes. The receiver of the help might have helped someone earlier in his/her life. So whenever you help someone then don't think that you are earning something, might be you are someone sent by God to undue his help given to others.

Amazing Facts about Sleep

A number of researches and scientific studies were done by various psychologists and research groups to know more about our sleep. Our Sleep not only gives relaxation to our body but also provide time to our brain to do some extra activities that it can't do while the body is awake. We hope that most of these facts are new for you.

Amazing Facts about Sleep

  • An average person should sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • If you are sleeping less then you are gradually decreasing your life span.
  • During sleep our body sleeps but our brain remains awaken and works continuously.
  • A number of repairs in our body are done naturally during our sleep.
  • Our smelling sense stops working during a sound sleep.
  • REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is a phase during our sleep when we dream.
  • During REM our eyes kept moving as if they are watching something in real.
  • Our body becomes paralyzed during REM Sleep.
  • Some people experience this paralysis even after waking up, called Sleep Paralysis. Its some kind of situation between our sleep and awareness.
  • Insomnia is a disease in which there is problem in falling and staying asleep.
  • Insomnia is more common in women compared to men.
  • Lack of sleep reduces heal and restoration of brain cells, thus decreasing life expectancy.
  • Normally a person takes 10 to 20 minutes to fall asleep after lying down on bed.
  • If you sleep within 5 min then you are sleep deprived.
  • More than 8 hours of sleep is an unhealthy habit.
  • If you sleep less then you will feel more hunger which may lead to obesity.
  • If you learn something new before sleep then it increases your memory and effectiveness.
  • New parents don't sleep properly for 6 months during 1st 2 years of baby.
  • A short sleep of 10 to 20 minutes can provide a sense of freshness.
  • Moving arms and legs during sleep is a common thing among kids.
  • Parasomnia is a disease in which a person can walk or drive during sleep.

Here is a fact that i personally don't know to believe or not, but it may be true. Human Beings are the only mammals who can control their sleep. We can postpone our sleep for several hours and can sleep early if we have to wake up early in the morning. Other mammals don't have this capability to alter their sleep to this much level.

Amazing Facts about Dreams

Our Dreams have always fascinated us. Some people think that dreams are some kind of indication about future while some think they are just fulfillment of suppressed desires. We have collected some facts about it from results of some researches and some popular beliefs. Some of these facts might be known to some of you, but we will try to bring out the most amazing facts about dreams in this article.

Amazing Facts about Dreams

Here comes my personal favorite part of this article. Dreams have always fascinated me. These facts are not just about watching future through dreams or fulfilling your unfulfilled desires, but much more than that.

  • Blind people can also dream. Those who lost their sight after a few years of birth can view visual dreams (as if they have eyes). Those who are blind since birth also watch dreams, but they are not visual. Such people watch dreams with other senses such as touching and feeling.
  • Some people can control their dreams. They can continue their dream even after knowing that its a dream. They make their mind believe that they are sleeping and the dream continues. This phenomena is called Lucid Dreaming.
  • If you have seen reoccurring dreams then it means that their is some unfulfilled task in your life. Once you analyse and finish that task, the reoccurring dream stops.
  • Dreams have helped in some of the great inventions. One of them is Theory of Relativity by Einstein.
  • Some researches tell that earlier people used to dream Black-and-White. Only 4% were able to dream in color. But with the increased production of Colour Television the colour-dream watchers have increased to 12% of the population.
  • We dream 4 to 7 dreams every night, but don't remember any of them in most of the cases. Usually we remember only that dream that we have seen just before awakening. More that 60% of all dreams are erased from our memory within five minutes after waking-up.
  • You can dream with your eyes open while you are awake. Its not day dreaming. It is Active Dreaming, where one indulges into something and his imagination turns it into a dream.
  • Most of the dream contain negative emotions, such as anger, fear and sadness.
  • Till the age of four we can't include ourselves in our dreams. The self awareness arises in our dreaming brain after four years of age.
  • 70% characters in dreams of both men and women are MEN.
  • Women can have more erotic dreams than men. Mostly men just have erection due to such dreams while the women can easily feel lubrication and orgasm as well.
  • Humans dream for Six years in an average life span.
  • Lack of Dreams can cause psychological disorders such as hallucination. So try to sleep with intention of dreaming.

Some people believe that future can be seen through dreams. But my personal experience is different from that. We forget most of our dreams but when same thing is repeated in reality then we feel that we have seen that thing. Its your wish if you believe this fact or not. But most of the people i have spoken to, agree with this fact. 

Amazing Facts about Human Bones

Bones are one of the basic part of human body. We can't imagine a body without the skeleton. The 206 bones in our body are not just a supporting mechanism for our body but much more than that. Most of us don't know that new blood is created inside these bones, and that blood is most important fluid in our body. You will get to know much more about our incredible bones in this article.

Amazing Facts about Human Bones

  • At the time of Birth, a newborn baby have 300 bones.
  • Some of these bone fuse together as we grow and till adulthood we have 206 bones.
  • Femur (the thigh bone) is the longest and strongest bone in our body.
  • Femur can bear a force of 1,800 to 2,500 pounds. Its hardest to break.
  • Stapes (a bone in middle ear) is the smallest and lightest bone in our body. It measure 2.8mm.
  • We have 27 Bones in each Hand and 26 in each foot.
  • Bones stop growing in length during puberty.
  • Arm bone is most prone to fracture in Adults.
  • Collarbone is most prone to fracture in Kids.
  • Hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue, is the only bone in our body which is not connected to any other bone.
  • Bones act as a skeleton and helps in body movement.
  • Our teeths are part of Skeleton system, but not counted in bones.
  • Male and Female skeleton are almost same, only pelvis bones differ in shape, size and angle to help in child birth.
  • Bones also protect us from impact damage.
  • From outside bones are very hard but from inside they are like sponge.
  • Most internal part of bones have a very soft tissue known as Bone Marrow.
  • Red and White Blood cells are manufactured inside bone marrow.
  • After a fracture our bones can regrow and repair themselves. Plaster is used to make sure that these bones repair straight.
  • There are 3 major diseases of bones. Osteoporosis increases the chance of fractures, Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, while arthritis is inflammation in bones that damages joints.
  • One in every 500 people have an extra rib. But its usually a health issue known as thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Bones are stronger than steel, but not the hardest part of our body. Tooth Enamel is.
  • Bones account for 14% of total body weight.

Amazing Facts about Human Brain

Our Brain is one of the most fascinating organs of human body. You won't believe if i say that Aristotle mistakenly thought that heart is the brain. He use to think that all brain functions occur in heart. Today we know function of both of these organs due to advanced medical science. Previously people used to say that only 10% of our brain works and rest of it remain unused for whole life, but recent studies have shown that every part of brain is responsible for one or other function. However there is still a lot to come. Here we will tell you about some amazing functions of brain known till now.

  • 80% of the brain is water.
  • Our body works due to electric wave signal sent from brain. Our brain send these signals even 37 hours after death.
  • Brain is more active at night than during the day.
  • Brain itself cannot feel pain.
  • Brain operates on just 10-watt power consumption.
  • As we grow older, our brain loses almost one gram per year.
  • Human Brain uses 20% of our body energy and makes up only 2% of our body weight.
  • Men listen with the left side of the brain while women use both sides of the brain.
  • The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute.
  • The human brain is made up of more than 10 billion nerve cells and over 50 billion other cells and weighs less than three pounds.
  • Human brain stops growing at the age of 18.
  • Our Brain can hold information equivalent to 5 Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Our Brain have a processing speed of 3000+ Ghz
  • When we touch anything, our nervous system sends message to our brain at 124 mph.
  • There are over 1,000,000,000,000,000 connections in the human brain.
  • Neurons continue to grow throughout human life.
  • Adult female brain weighs 1275 grams while adult male brain weighs about 1375 grams.
  • The neocortex is 76% of the human brain and it is responsible for language and consciousness. The human neocortex is much larger than neocortex of any other animal.

Can Quitting Smoking cause Heart Attack ?

Smoking Cessation and Myocardial Infarction‬‬ are often co-related to each other. Smoking Cessation is the process of quitting smoking, while Myocardial Infarction‬‬ is commonly known as heart attack. Most smokers think that they will get a Heart Attack if the try to stop smoking, while its opposite is worth believing. Smoking can eventually lead you to a Myocardial Infarction‬‬.

Here we will provide some in-depth information that we have collected after researching for Smoking Cessation and Myocardial Infarction‬‬.

Recently a study was conducted in US on 2400 heart attack survivors from 377 different hospitals. Only those survivors are selected for research who were above 65 years of age and current or recent smokers. Some surprising facts were found in the research.

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  • 96% of these survivors received a smoking cessation counselling.
  • Only 9.8% took any medication to help in smoking cessation within 90 days of discharge.
  • This figure rose to 13% within a period of 1 year.
  • Whites and Women are more eager to quit smoking.

The above research concludes that either people don't believe in Smoking Cessation Medication or they don't want to quit. There is still great room for improvement in making our Smoking Cessation Counselling a little better. Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of hospitalization in Canada (not very far from US). Risk is twice more than a non-smoker. A better Smoking Cessation Counselling can result in a better success rate.

Smoking Cessation and Myocardial Infarction‬‬

Previously some people used to say that some Smoking Cessation drugs make a person prone to heart attack (Myocardial Infarction‬‬). This is a complete myth. Some researches are present to verify this thing.
Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dusseldorf published a research report in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. They researched health information of 150,000 smokers in England. they were tracked for 6 months when they started any sort of Smoking Cessation. Some people used nicotine replacement therapy (patches, chewing gum or lozenges) while some took some prescribed medicines like varenicline or buproprion . The risk of hearth attack and mental illness was found same in both groups. So its a myth that Smoking Cessation drugs cause heart attack.

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety warning in relation to varenicline. This safety warning is limiting access to this effective drug. According to Professor Daniel Kotz, from the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, "Smokers typically lose three months of life expectancy for every year of continued smoking". According to him varenicline is an effective drug.

Heart Attack may occur itself due to side effects of smoking. But people blame it on drugs. So instead of spreading such rumors we should inspire people for Smoking Cessation, which will not only make our health better but also create a better environment for next generations.

Tips for Safely loosing weight after having a baby

The real worry of modern mothers is to be back in shape after having a health baby. They want to provide proper feeding to the baby and thereafter loose weight in a controlled manner and be back in shape, just like before. However few women find it impossible as women's body go through various hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy and its nearly impossible to be as slim as before. But a number of women has changed this thinking. They have got there previous figure in a controlled manner without making any negative effect on their own and baby's health. Here we are providing some simple tips that will help you attaining your target body shape.

Tips for Safely loosing weight after having a baby

  • Never think of loosing weight just after having your baby. Loosing weight just after giving birth to a baby may affect both your and baby's health in a negative. A new mother have to feed her milk to the infant to give him/her proper nutrition. If you start loosing weight at that time then it will not affect your health but also degrade the quality of your milk, which will gradually affect the development of your baby.
  • Normally doctors call for a checkup after 6 to 8 weeks after baby birth (known as Postnatal check). At that time you may ask your doctor if now you may start loosing weight. If the doctor recommends then you may start it.
  • During you weight loss routine make sure that your nutrition level is sufficient for both your and baby's body.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of fluid. You have take care of your diet in every possible way as you need to feed milk to the baby as well.
  • Don't try to loose weight too fast. Its necessary to loose weight at a very slow speed. Loosing weight too fast is even harmful for a normal person. So a new mother should take this advice seriously. You may use a weighing machine at your home.
  • Exercising with a healthy diet is one of the most important key to loosing weight.

Here are a few tips about your eating habits during your weight loss program. 

Make a regular habit of having breakfast. Some women stop taking breakfast to loose weight, which is a serious bad habit for your health.
As we mentioned earlier, fruits and vegetables should be an important part of your diet. Drink plent of fluids as well. It will help you in maintaining the milk level to feed your baby.
Bread, rice and pasta (preferably wholegrain varieties) should be a part of your diet.
Fatty and sugary foods should be consumed in less amount. Fast food, cakes, sweets, biscuits, pastries and fizzy drinks should also be avoided.

How to exercise ?

Some ladies find it difficult to exercise after having a baby. Most of them complain of not having sufficient time to exercise. If there is a will there is a way. If you really wish to exercise then nothing can stop you.

  • You may go for a walk with your baby in a pram.
  • You may exercise while playing with your baby, as shown in the image above.
  • Stretching exercises are one of the best in loosing weight.
  • Some women even consider doing yoga.
  • There are some pram based exercises as well. You may search for them on internet to know more.

Donald Trump: Unknown Facts

Donald Trump is the recently elected president of USA. This news has spread across the world like anything. Now people want to know more about him. We have collected some interesting facts about our new Mr President.

  • Donald Trump has never smoked, never had drugs and never drank alcohol. His brother Fred died due to Alcohol Addiction.
  • However Trump don't drink but he still launched his own vodka brand in 2006. He stopped its production in 2011 due to lack of sale.
  • Donald Trump's parents sent him to New York Military Academy at the age of 13 as he was energetic with lack of discipline.
  • Donald Trump looks different when he wakes up, which is due to his well known hair style. His hairstyle is formed by blow-drying his hair in forward direction and then combing them backward.
  • Donald Trump don't like shaking hand. Some say that he is a germaphobe (a person with an extreme fear of germs). But still he is full of self confidence.
  • On an average Donald Trump receives 67000 new followers on twitter every month.
  • Trump is a businessman, not a politician, and he has seen 4 of his casinos gone bankrupt. One of those casinos was Trump Taj Mahal.
  • Trump Tower in Chicago is known s the tallest residential structure in World. It has got 98 stories.
  • Trump loves Golf. He has got 16 high-end Golf Courses across the world.
  • Trump was producer of "The Apprentice" and received a Star on the walk of fame. He made $375,000 per episode.
  • Trump is a real estate king. He owned 14000 apartments when he was 27 years old.
  • His total property is worth $4.5 billion.
  • Trump's residence, Trump Tower, was used in movie "The Dark Knight Rises" as the fictional Wayne Enterprises.

Does Sleeping too long or too short affect your Body

Some people suggest that a sound sleep is best medicine for a human being. But now a researchers have done a number of researches on sleeping habit of different people and also concluded some amazing facts. In this article we have collected these amazing facts about our sleep. Here you will get answer to the question that how much sleep is adequate for you and does it have any effect on your body if you sleep more or less than required.

Effects of sleeping too short

Sleeping too short not only make you prone to some physical diseases but also to mental diseases. Lack of sleep is OK for one or two days, but if its going for more than that then its a physical and mental health hazard. Here a few facts about effects of sleeping too short.

  • If you sleep too short then you will awake with the same tiredness with which you slept.
  • Most of the road accidents are done by those people who didn't slept well last night.
  • Lack of sleep can put you to risk of blood pressure, heart diseases and diabetes.
  • Sleeping too short can cause lack of interest in s-e-x life.
  • It can also cause depression.
  • Sleeping too short on regular basis makes your skin look old.
  • If you are having memory problems then it might be due to lack of sleep.
  • Weight gain is one of the worst symptoms of lack of sleep, which to lead to various other diseases.

Effects of sleeping too long

If you have slept a little more than your normal routine because of some tiresome work that you have done last day then its OK, else the oversleeping is usually harmful for you.

  • Oversleeping messes with our biological clock and may cause physical and behavioral changes.
  • Habitual oversleeping indicates physical or mental illness.
  • One important side effect of oversleeping is disturbance in biological clock and a person unable to judge what time it is. Feelings of lethargy, fatigue, and drowsiness also come from disturbed biological clock.
  • Some most common side effects of oversleeping are lower back pain, diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
  • According to some researches those who oversleep usually complain of headache.
  • Sometime oversleeping is a result of depression which is caused due to exposure to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both.
  • Some other negative effects of oversleeping are lack of energy, loss of appetite, and memory loss.

How much sleep is adequate for you?

For a healthy person eight hours of sleep is considered best. But the previous statement don't consider the age of the person. Usually our sleeping time decreases with age. A newly born sleeps for most of the day. Sleep is necessary for our body to grow and make repairs in our body. As we grow our sleeping hours decreases. Some old people say that 4 hours of sleep is enough for them. At that age there is no new growth or much of the repair work in our body.
So before you reach to the answer of this question, consider your age as well. 

Does Walking and Running affect Bone Density

Walking and Running are one of the best physical activities to keep one healthy for a lifetime. It not only exercises your muscles but also provide oxygen to every cell of your body and extends its capability. Recently a number of researches were done to know the effect of exercising on bone density of a person. The effect on bone density judges the strength of bones of person. Before you make an opinion its better to have a look at the results of these studies.

In 2013 a study was done on National Runners and National Walkers. That study compared the results of two different health studies done on these two groups that tracked the participants for 6 years. The comparative study concluded that both running and walking provides same health benefits like reduced hypertension, lower risk of diabetes and decreased cholesterol.

One more study published in American Journal of Public Health concluded that jogging makes our femoral neck stronger which helps in preventing hip fractures.

According to NCBI walking or running has limited positive effects on bone density, while jumping and weight lifting can increase bone mass to a greater extent. Walking and Running are such exercises which can be done by anybody without need of any special equipment, so walking / running is considered best to increase bone density.

How does Walking and Running increase Bone Density ?

When our body especially bones sense less physical activity, they start to shed their mass as if if there is no need of it. It makes our bones fragile and more prone to fracture. But its opposite is also true. If we get indulged in physical activities like walking, running or weight lifting then our bones think that they need extra strength and start to absorb more minerals from the same diet and our bone density increases. Thats why doctors suggest mild exercises to patients of osteoporosis to increase their bone density.

Physical activities not only increases our bone density but also increases the bone thickness 10% more than a normal man.

Modern lifestyle make us sit more. We spend most of our time either sitting in front of TV, on office chair or on Dining table. It decreases our bone density. If we add some physical activity like walking or running in our lifestyle then we can increase the bone density and decrease the risk of fracture that usually increases with age.