Most of us take our legs for granted. Most of us only pay attention to them once there is an issue such as unsightly veins, swelling, or discomfort. Not only should we be taking better of our legs everyday – we should also recognize and appreciate all the amazing things our legs do. Here are 10 amazing facts about legs to inspire you.
10 Amazing Leg Facts
#1 Running will form leg muscles faster and better than any other form of exercise since running uses ALL of the leg muscles.
#2 A Russian woman named Svetlana Pankratova is the woman with the world’s longest legs at 51.9 inches.
#3 Michael Flatley, star of Riverdance had his legs insured in 1999 for $40 million.
#4 Rihanna has insured her long legs for $1 million dollars.
#5 When correctly aligned, your foot arch will support 6 times your body weight!
#6 The average person takes between 6,000 and 9,000 steps every day (studies suggest walking 10,000 steps a day)
#7 The average person walks 43 miles in a life span.
#8 About 55 percent of women and 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem including varicose and spider veins in their lower extremities.
#9 In yoga, the “legs up the wall” pose not only relieves tired or cramped legs, but it also eases anxiety and stress.
#10 If you’re A Christmas Story fan, you’ll be surprised to know that three leg lamps were produced for the movie, but sadly none of them survived production and all were broken during filming. Luckily, The Major Award reproductions can be purchased online and as Christmas tree ornaments in almost every major retailer.
Sources: www.health24.com, www.bitrebels.com, www.footandleg.com