FUN EXERCISE FACTS
When someone performs an exercise routine consistently there are many positive health results. The following are a few interesting facts about exercise:
- A pound of muscle burns three times more calories than a pound of fat.
- Having more muscle than fat means you can consume more calories.
- The average person walks about 7,500 steps per day. If you stick to that average step count and live to be 80 years old, you’ll walk about 110,000 miles in your lifetime.
- People who do the same daily type of exercise regularly are more prone to injury.
- People who don’t regularly exercise may lose up to 80% of their muscle strength by age 65.
- Physical activity is an important way to prevent heart disease (the nation’s No. 1 killer) and stroke (the nation’s No. 5 killer).
- There is no difference in power output between working out with or without music.
- Nicotine use may produce beneficial effects for anaerobic exercise. In particularly, peak power output and average power seemed to improve with nicotine use. Please don’t smoke to get your nicotine fix.
- The most popular/widespread exercise in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada is walking, with 70% of people saying it is their primary form of exercise.
- A single 40-minute walk per day at an average pace can burn up to 220 calories.
- In 2013 alone, physical inactivity was estimated to cost health-care systems worldwide $53.8 billion. Additionally, deaths relating to physical inactivity contributed to $13.7 billion in productivity losses.
- Not only does exercise improve your body, it helps your mental function by increasing serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity.
- When endorphins are released into your bloodstream during exercise, you feel much more energized the rest of the day.
- More muscle equals a higher metabolism and will burn more calories even at rest.