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Why do Chromosomes Have Telomeres?

Without telomeres, the main part of the chromosome — the part with genes essential for life — would get shorter each time a cell divides. So telomeres allow cells to divide without losing genes. Cell division is necessary for growing new skin, blood, bone, and other cells. Without telomeres, chromosome ends could fuse together and […]

Interesting Facts about Physical Activity in the US

Interesting Facts about Physical Activity Physical Activity Only one in three children are physically active every day.1 Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day;2 only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.3 Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older […]

Interesting Facts About Muscles- Part 2

You use 200 muscles to take one step. Depending on how you divide up muscle groups, just to take a single step you use somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 muscles. That’s a lot of work for the muscles considering most of us take about 10,000 steps a day. The tooth is the only part […]

Interesting Facts About Hair

Here are a few fun facts about hair! Enjoy! 1. The normal person’s skull has 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. 2. One hair can hold up to 100 grams in weight and an entire head of hair could bear up to 12 tones – the equal of two African elephants! 3. A hair grows up by […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? You exercise regularly, you eat healthy foods and try to keep it all natural… but are you getting enough sleep?  Sleep is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle.  A good night sleep will refresh us like nothing else!  Do you know we spend about 33% of our lives […]

Don’t Stay the Same!

Do you agree with this quote? If there’s one thing that make people turn around and change, it’s the desire for change. I completely agree with this quote. Sometimes we need to get to the point where the desire for change is greater than the desire to stay the same. Change is Good The desire […]

Healthier in my 50’s than in my 20’s!

Healthy Aging There is such a thing and I’m living proof! My name is Dr. Torres and for most of my life, I fought obesity. I was aware of how I looked and it really affected how I felt about myself. Three years ago, I decided to make a change. I didn’t want to go […]