This Is The Strange Reason Your Tendon Protrudes Out Of Your Wrist Like That.

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Over the past 200,000 years or so modern humans have been developing and many tiny changes have led to our current form. All of us who are alive today are a product of adaptation, evolution, and natural selection. Even though our ancestors may have looked similar in appearance to us, many physical and anatomical things are different these days. Proof of this can be found in the vestigial structures scattered throughout our bodies.

Vestigial structures are are left over parts of the evolutionary creature that used to be useful to the organism but as time progressed through the years these parts have lost almost all of their original function due to changes in evolution. Essentially, mother nature renders certain things absolute or no longer necessary for the survival of a species going forward.

Instead of eliminating it all together, it’s slowly faded out and rendered useless, but still remains intact. Why certain body parts and functions stay, while others get completely eliminated, is largely a mystery of nature. Most of them do not harm us in any way and the ones that do, such as wisdom teeth or an appendix, can be easily dealt with and safely removed.

The best known examples of vestigial structures include the appendix, goosebumps, wisdom teeth, tonsils, male nipples, and the outer ear. These body parts and traits used to serve important, necessary functions to our ancestor’s survival but today they are no longer needed. The accompanying video goes over all of the aforementioned things and more in clear detail so be sure to check it out and learn more about why goosebumps could have come in handy a few hundred thousand years ago.

A neat way to see how you may have evolved is to lay your arm on a flat surface so that the underside and the palm of your hand face up. Touch and press together your pinky finger and thumb and then raise your hand up at the wrist just a little bit, as shown in the video.

If there is a raised band in the middle of your wrist, you have a vestigial muscle in your forearm called the palmris longus. The ridge you see is a tendon that connects to it and that muscle is either absent from both arms, or missing from one arm, in an estimated 10-15% of the population. If you’re missing this muscle there’s no need to worry because it’s essentially useless! Studies have shown that it has absolutely no effect at all on a person’s grip or pinch strength.

Check out the video for more neat and interesting facts on how us humans have evolved over time and pass this article and information on so that more people can be informed!

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This Is The Surprising Reason Doctors Are Saying If You Cross Your Legs Stop Right NOW!

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Did your mother ever used to tell you to sit like a lady and cross your legs? Mine did and even if she hadn’t I would have ended up sitting like that anyways. After all, it’s a comfortable position regardless of whether or not you’re wearing a skirt or dress and need to preserve your modesty.

For many women it’s simply the way that they most often sit and they rarely give it much more thought than that. However, perhaps they should re-think sitting cross-legged because it may be bad for our health and bodies in the long run.

Surprisingly, there are several negative impacts that sitting with one leg draped over the other at the knee may lead to. For starters, it can be really bad for your lower back. That’s because it prevents you from sitting up straight and instead you’re forced to maintain a position that leads to poor posture.

Over time this causes stress and strain on the lower spine and back which can be quite painful and uncomfortable. In addition to back pain, sitting cross-legged at the knee can increase blood pressure. Studies have shown that when people sit cross legged for an extended amount of time, their blood pressure goes up.

This is because the position prevents blood from flowing strong and freely, and more blood is sent back up to your chest area. The resulting increase in blood in your upper body puts strain on the heart which has to pump more of it and that leads to increased blood pressure.

Also, by crossing your legs you can end up pinching the arteries located there which means the blood flow is inhibited and greatly reduced until you uncross them. One positive finding from research done on the topic is that there’s no proof the act of crossing ones legs may end up causing varicose veins.

That is a false and widespread rumor which appears to be believed as true by many people. However, sitting in a lady like fashion may increase the risk for developing a blood clot, especially for those who are predisposed to such medical issues.

So how should you sit? According to doctors and experts the best way to cross your legs is to do so at your feet and ankles, rather than higher up at the thighs. This cuts down on the associated health risks so if you must cross your legs, try to do it that way.

Also, as with any position you sit in, make sure to not do it for any extended period of time. Switch up your legs and get up and move around to get the blood flowing and to prevent it from pooling in any one spot or area in your body.

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The Type Of Headache You Get Can Reveal A Lot About The Health Of Your Body. THIS Is What They Mean!

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All of us get headaches from time to time, but many suffer from more chronic debilitating headaches. There are 4 main types of headaches: TENSION (which occur above the eyes and radiate below them); TENSION (which occur primarily above the eyes in the forehead area); MIGRAINES (which tend to be unilateral and radiate from the top of the face to the bottom, down the midline); and CLUSTER which usually occur over one eye.

SINUS headaches result from sinus infections and can be quite debilitating as well. Misdiagnosis of about 12 million Americans, who present with debilitating headache symptoms each year occurs because other symptoms concur with the headache, thus making a correct diagnosis more tricky.

The fact is, that a headache could be indicative of a more serious, even life-threatening illness, rather than a simple consequence stress and/or fatigue. So the question becomes, how do you know the difference between a simple stress headache and one that may be indicative of a more serious problem, e.g. BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN, AN ANEURYISM, A BRAIN TUMOR or a STROKE.

For instance, an acute headache after having sex or exercising may indicate the possibility of a tumor or aneurysm; a sudden or unbearable pain, known as a “thunderclap headache” that gets worse after 60 seconds, could indicate bleeding in the brain. In the video that you are about to watch below, a doctor discusses “Your Body’s Red Light Warning Signals” with headaches of varying types, intensities, and those that present with other neurological deficits.

For instance, any headache that has another marked symptom, such as: weakness, numbness and/or vision changes, could result from a migraine or something more serious.  Watch this important video, so that you won’t overlook symptoms that should be immediately checked by a physician.  It could be the difference between life and death.

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This Is Actually What Your Farts Reveal About The Overall Health Of Your Body!

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There is a quick and easy way to gain insight into your overall general health. All you have to do is pay attention to your farts. It may sound strange, but your gaseous emissions can reveal a lot more than you’d ever imagine about your bodily health and wellness.

Doctors and scientists have uncovered a lot of great information on what the different odors and types of toots can reveal about what’s going on inside our bodies. In particular, it can help us know whether our digestive system and gastrointestinal tract are functioning normally, or if there may be a problem.

First, it’s best to be familiar with what exactly farts are. They’re basically basically a mix of air we ingest and gases produced by bacteria in the lower intestine. When we breathe, we sometimes end up swallowing air, and certain foods and carbonated beverages are also sources of the air that winds up in our digestive systems.

That air accumulates and needs to exit the body, which it does through either burps out the mouth or farts out the other end. The gasses in your intestine are created as the bacteria in them digest and break down sugars and starches.

Like swallowed air, it too builds up and needs to be released. If you pass gas normally and regularly it means you’re healthy and as long as you’re comfortable when it happens, it should be fine. By monitoring flatulence activities you can pick up on any changes or abnormal occurrences in your health.

This helps you to be more aware of any potential issues going on inside you that are causing your farts to suddenly smell different. If you find that all of a sudden you’re passing really stinky gas, that’s smellier than usual, this could be a sign that there’s something off balance going on inside you.

Maybe your gut bacteria is out of whack or your not eating healthy enough. If you’re experiencing a lot of frequent gas, that smells extremely foul and even you find it offensive, it could be related to a chronic problem like gastroenteritis, celiac disease, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The word “frequent” here means more than average, which is about 20 farts a day for most people. However, what is average for one person may be alarming to another since farting is quite subjective and varies from person to person.

Beyond smells, the timing of farts also matter. People who are lactose intolerant have to pass gas right after they eat anything dairy. A majority of people are lactose intolerant to a degree, so if this happens to you and it’s accompanied by a lot of discomfort, tell your doctor and get it checked out.

Frequent tooting can also be a sign of an underlying food allergy and/or wheat intolerance. Listen to your body and keep track of how certain foods make you feel right after consuming them. Furthermore, it’s important to note that not all smelly gas is bad or a sign of ill health.

It’s inevitable that some of your farts will smell nasty because about 1% of the gas generated by intestinal bacteria smells like hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide has a distinctively acrid odor that stinks, it’s similar to that of rotten eggs, and when you release it everyone near you will notice.

The source of this malodorous gas is often healthy foods, like broccoli, beans, cauliflower, dairy and red meat, so if those foods are in your diet and what you’re passing is stinky, don’t be alarmed because it’s normal.

Once you’re familiar with what’s normal it’s much easier to spot, or rather smell, any potential issues or irregularities. So do your body a favor and familiarize yourself with the smells it produces and don’t forget to pass this along to family and friends as well. The more everyone knows, the better!

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They Told Her Not To Wear A Bikini Because She Is Too Fat. But Her Response Is Epic!

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Loey Lane is an army wife, animal lover, college student, and a beauty blogger. She uploads lots of videos to her YouTube channel, LoeyLane, and receives a ton of comments and feedback from them. Sometimes she wears revealing outfits in her videos, like bikinis, and some people feel the need to say things about it.

While many commentators in her audience are positive, non-judgmental, and even defend her, others are quite cruel. To effectively deal with these ‘haters’ and address them directly, Loey made a video titled “Why fat girls shouldn’t wear bikinis.” She runs through the main reasons that people reference when they say that she should cover up and promptly points out the wrong in their reasoning.

She has some very poignant and thoughtful responses and it’s refreshing to see her stand up for herself while taking the high road. She doesn’t lower herself to the level of the trolls who spout off cruel jibes and hide behind their computer screens, and that makes her all the more authentic and worthy of listening to.

Loey’s message is all about body positivity, loving life, and believing in yourself. Every single body type whether it be fit, thin, fat, average, large, and so on, is beautiful. If someone has nothing nice to say then they should keep their mouths shut. Loey is spreading the message that you are free to do what you choose, and that includes wearing whatever you want to.

Life is too short to be miserable and always worried about what others think. Live it for you and only you, not random, judgmental jerks on the internet. Check out her awesome response video and please help to spread and share her body positive message.

No one person’s body is completely perfect, but all of our bodies are beautiful.

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5 Pains You Should Never Ignore..

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Pain is a part of life, it’s our bodies way of telling us that we are hurt or are healing. We all experience aches and stiffness at some point in life and while most of the time it’s not serious, there are some types of pain that should never be ignored.

Below are the main types of bodily pain that medical experts agree should be checked out immediately if they significantly impact your quality of life or continue to persist.

1) A sharp ache between the shoulder blades may be a sign of a heart attack. Many people, especially women, don’t experience the classic symptoms of a heart attack, like chest pressure or numbness in the arm.

Instead, they may experience dizziness, shortness of breath, jaw pain, nausea, and a very sharp, stabbing type of pain in the upper back area. It’s best to seek medical attention when you feel this.

2) A thunderclap headache, the likes of which you have never felt before, and it’s far worse beyond the average type of migraine or headache pain. Instead, the headache will come on extremely quickly, like a clap of thunder, hence the name.

Severe head pain may be a sign of an aneurysm, which is when a blood vessel develops a blood filled bulge in its wall that can burst at any moment. These are extremely dangerous and need to be dealt with immediately and aggressively.

3) Dull stomach pain that gets increasingly sharper over the course of a day or so. This could be appendicitis, which feels like you’re being stabbed in the lower right side of your abdomen. If the pain is accompanied by feelings of nausea or a fever, you should go to the emergency room immediately or risk having it burst.

4) Mid back pain accompanied by a fever could potentially be a dangerous kidney infection that stems from an untreated urinary tract infection. When you touch your lower back it will feel extremely tender and sore. If ignored and left untreated, the toxins in your body might stop being filtered, as the kidneys can shut down.

5) Menstrual cramps or severe pain that accompanies your period, which fails to be alleviated by medication and gets progressively worse each month, could be a sign of endometriosis. Endometriosis is when tissue that lines and grows inside the uterus grows outside of it instead. So if your periods are excruciatingly painful, there is a high probability that it could be due to Endometriosis.

These are just a few of the most common and severe types of pain that people may experience. As mentioned above, pain is your bodies way of telling you something is not right, and so it should never be ignored if it persists or worsens. Brushing aside pain can sometimes lead to much more serious complications, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

No one wants to go through life worried about why they are hurting, so go see a doctor and fix the issue before it’s too late.

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