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  • It is estimated that only 22% of American adults participate in regular, sustained physical activity for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week
  • On average, it takes about 12 weeks after beginning to exercise to see measurable changes in your body.
  • Approximately 25% of American adults are sedentary
  • There is a plant based supplement, rhodiola rosea, that can naturally combat and alleviate whatever stress response (anxiety, fatigue, stress, etc) your body is under.
  • No matter how poor your current level of fitness, you can start an exercise routine and become fitter and healthier at anytime.
  • Walking at a fast pace burns almost as many calories as jogging for the same distance.
  • The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word “gymnazein”, which literally means “to exercise naked.”
  • It is scientifically suggested that walking at a fast pace for 3 hours or more at least one time a week can reduce your risk for heart disease by up to 65%.
  • Just adding any type of movement into your daily routine can increase your level of overall health and wellbeing.
  • Strength training involves training both the muscles and the nervous system. Together, they make what is called the “neuromuscular system.”
  • Men who workout with a female partner are shown to lift heavier weights and get better results.
  • Wearing steel toe boots will burn more calories than normal shoes.
  • To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn roughly 3,500 calories.
  • When the body is at rest, it takes in about 10 litres of air per minute.
  • There are over 640 muscles in your body.
  • Muscle is about three times more efficient at burning calories than fat, even when at rest.
  • You should always breathe correctly when exercising. It is said that underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breath during physical activity.

Fitness consists of 4 main components:

  1. The body’s ability to use oxygen as a source of energy.
  2. Muscular strength.
  3. Endurance
  4. Flexibility and body composition
  • Since your brain is distracted by what you are hearing when you listen to music, you don’t concentrate on what you are lifting. This causes you to lift more weight.
  • Exercise is more effective at increasing your energy levels than caffeine.

 

  • It takes about 12 weeks after beginning to exercise to see measurable changes in your body.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • An Italian research team found out in 2003 that people who ate pizza on the regular were far less likely to develop esophageal, colon and mouth cancer.
  • Seafood is a nutrient rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
  • Eating breakfast regularly will also help keep weight off because it gets your metabolism going
  • One can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Experienced bodybuilders do it in two phases. First, they build up body bulk, including some fat, by overeatingand weight training. In the second phase they trim the fat and maintain the muscle with a carefully constructed diet while continuing their muscle development program.
  • The average American adult drinks 500 cans of soda every year.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  does not require manufacturers to list trans fats if they are present in amounts less than .5 grams.
  • An unhealthy diet can lead to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • You can drink too much water. “Hyponatremia” is when a person consumes too much water, usually during endurance sports, which causes their sodium levels to be very low and can even result in death.
  • Ten healthy, filling snacks…banana, hard boiled eggs, nuts (almonds & pistachios), peanut butter, oatmeal, cottage cheese, plain greek yogurt, sunflower seeds, apples and watermelon, and natural fruit smoothies.
  • A study done by American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition states that eating a bowl of  ice cream 2 hours after a workout triggers your insulin, which is a hormone that is essential in the muscle building process.
  • One gram of alcohol equals 7 calories.
  • Half of the carbs you consume should come from whole grains.
  • Weight can have an effect on a woman’s ability to conceive.
  • Need a quick healthy snack at the gas station? Bananas, raw almonds, beef jerkey, pretzels, string cheese, protein bar and a giant water.
  • Bottle water contains more bacteria than tap water.
  • Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.
  • An unhealthy diet leads to diseases like diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • Over 1/3 of adults and 12.5 million children and teens in the United States are considered obese.
  • In 2007, heart disease was the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Examples of iron rich foods are red meat, fish, chick peas, tofu, beans and lentils.
  • There is the same amount of sugar in a McDonald’s fruit smoothie as in four Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  • 8 foods you should consume on an everyday basis: yogurt, red tomatoes, walnuts, spinach, oats, carrots, blueberries, and black beans.

Other Interesting Fitness & Nutrition Facts

  • Most American models are thinner than 98% of American women.
  • 1,668 gallons, on average, of water are used by every single person in the S. daily.
  • Drinking normal amounts of beer can gives you a healthy dose of silicone, which will help strengthen your bones and teeth.
  • On average, it only takes three years after one quits smoking to have their chance of having a heart attack the same as someone who has never smoked before in their lifetime.

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