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Branchout Snowshoe Tour Brain Facts

Congrats to everyone who participated in the Branchout Snowshoe Tour Today! Did you like one of the fun Brain Facts that you read on the Tour? See the whole list below.

Brain Facts

  1. Your brain makes up 2% of your body’s weight but uses 20% of its oxygen and energy.

Proof that big things come in small packages.

  1. Your brain is most active when you sleep.

Proper sleep, rest and relaxation are essential to having a healthy brain.

  1. The brain is the fattest organ in the body – 60% fat.

Eat plenty of healthy fats like avocados, nuts and fish oil.

  1. Your brain can generate enough power to light a light bulb.

Do you light up a room when you enter?

  1. You had more brain cells when you were 2 years old than at any other time in your life.

But don’t let that stop you from continuing to exercise your brain!

  1. Every day you have about 70,000 thoughts.

Think happy, positive ones!

  1. Nerves can regenerate at a rate of 1mm/day.

Never doubt the healing potential within you.

  1. The weight of a dime on a nerve root (where the nerve exits the spine) significantly affects nutrition and transmission of nerve signals.

Maintaining a healthy spine is essential to a properly functioning nervous system.

  1. Did you know that nerve root compression can exist without pain?

Our tests help find nerve pressure before it finds you!

  1. Stretching or compressing a nerve as little as 6% can decrease strength of the nerve impulse by as much as 70%.

Do you think poor posture, falls and bad habits can affect this?

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