* The trench coat got it’s start in the armed services. As it’s name suggests, the coat was worn by British and French soldiers while fighting in the trenches of WWI.
* When it comes to exercise, the wholesomeness of small town living versus the evils of big city living may be more myth than fact. As reported in Medicine & Science in Sports & exercise magazine, nationwide study of leisure time and exercise found that people in large cities had the highest rates of daily activity, while rural residents(especially in the South) had the highest prevalence of inactivity and lowest levels of physical fitness.
* If you are walking normally, you take about 70 steps in a minute. That’s 3-4 calories burned each minute.
* Some specialty brands of clothing now have Sun Protection Factor(SPF) rating on their shirts, pants, shorts, and hats. As a rule, dark colors offer more protection than lighter ones , and tightly woven fibers provide more protection than loose woven clothing. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can penetrate it.