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50 Amazing and Awesome Excercise Facts | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly if all 600 muscles in your body pulled in one direction, you could lift 25 tons!
  2. Underwater swimming is the only time you should ever hold your breath while exercising.
  3. If you are not doing regular exercise, by the time you are 65 you may experience as much as an 80% decrease in your muscle strength.
  4. If you’re always in a bad mood, then exercise. Regular exercise can enhance mood and overall well-being.
  5. Depressed people can alleviate their symptoms by as much as 47 percent with regular aerobic exercise.
  6. Six percent more men than women exercise regularly.
  7. Exercising in the morning will make you more energized for the rest of the day.
  8. When it comes to cancer, those who work out 15 minutes daily are 10 percent less likely to die of it than those who don’t exercise at all. Every additional 15 minutes of daily exercise reduces the all-cause mortality risk by another 4 percent and the cancer mortality risk by another 1 percent.
  9. Not only does exercise relieve stress in a healthy and productive way, it also gives you a better quality of sleep which is essential for stress management.
  10. We are creatures of habit. The more you exercise, the more your body learns to burn fat rather than store it.
  11. The average person walks 70,000 miles during their lifetime.
  12. If you are 10 kg overweight, you have nearly 5,000 extra miles of blood vessels through which your heart must pump blood.
  13. Amazingly for every hour of exercise you do, you could live one and a half to two hours longer  even if you don’t start exercising until you are middle aged.
  14. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 50% if they eat dark chocolate regularly.
  15. Exercise increases heart output throughout the entire body, improving oxygen delivery and removing toxins and waste from the body.
  16. Someone who exercise regularly has a much faster recovery time from surgery, illness and injury than someone who is mostly sedentary.
  17. Exercise can lead to clearer skin: regular exercise increases blood flow, which helps nourish skin cells and flush away impurities.
  18. It has been found that cancer rates among exercisers have dropped by 10% and heart disease by 20%!
  19. Physical activity sharpens memory: a study showed that running sprints improved vocabulary retention among healthy adults.
  20. Exercising can help in addiction recovery by de-prioritizing cravings.
  21. Exercise increases creativity levels: a single, intense gym session can boost creativity for up to two hours afterwards.
  22. Exercise increases relaxation: for some, a moderate workout can be the equivalent of a sleeping pill, even for people with insomnia.
  23. For optimal heart health, you should get at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise most days of the week. If you can’t do 30 minutes at a time, divide it into three 10-minute segments per day and you’ll reap the same benefits.
  24. Your healthy exercise plan should include both aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise. Aerobic  exercises, such as walking, swimming, and biking, strengthen your heart and lungs by improving your body’s ability to use oxygen. The stronger your heart, the more efficient it is at pumping blood to the rest of your body. Over time, regular aerobic exercise can also help lower your blood pressure and improve your breathing.
  25. When you run, your body puts 6 x the pressure on your feet.
  26. Swimming is a great aerobic exercise as the advantage is that your joints are not stressed.
  27. Jumping rope is a terrific inexpensive aerobic exercise. It not only burns lots of calories, but is also a great way to improve your coordination. Advantage is that jumping rope involves almost every muscle in your body.
  28. Yoga combines stretching, breathing, and relaxation all benefiting heart. Stress is a major risk factor for heart disease, but practicing yoga regularly can help you reduce stress. Yoga is thought to have started in India approximately 5,000 to 6,000 years ago.
  29. Resistance bands help to stretch and tone your muscles. Attach them to furniture, doorknobs, or chairs and then stretch out the bands. Pull them down, using them to rotate your shoulders while extending your arms and legs. For sedentary middle-aged women, resistance bands may be just as valuable as weight machines.
  30. Anaerobic exercises, such as strength or weight training, help you build muscle. Having more muscle can help strengthen your immune system and increase your metabolism. Make weight training part of your heart exercise program at least two days a week.
  31. Weight training can increase the high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, in your blood that helps protect your arteries from plaque buildup. Free weights build muscle mass faster than weight machines because your muscles must balance free weights on their own.
  32. Interval training is an ideal cardio exercise because it combines aerobic and anaerobic exercise. It involves alternating short bursts of intense activity, such as sprinting, with a less-intense form of the same activity, such as jogging or walking.
  33. If we sit too much . we need to engage bum muscles squeezing them frequently so that our rear end becomes hard like an apple, not soft like applesauce.
  34. Before you try a new exercise, or increase the amount of weight you are lifting, ask yourself if you have mastered the basic version and have “earned the right to progress” else you might injure yourself.
  35. Remember that both a high metabolic demand and a calorie deficit are needed for weight loss. Exercise will only help you lose weight if you don’t replace the calories you burned with extra food.
  36. Use the concept of ‘masses’ and ‘spaces’ to improve your posture! Think of your head, chest and pelvis as ‘masses’. Think of your neck and waist as ‘spaces’. Aim to elongate the spaces and expand the masses backwards.
  37. Exercising releases endorphins and makes you feel happier .
  38. Laughing out loud reduce cortisol levels and improves your bone density.
  39. Even if you’re ‘skinny’, you may still have a high body fat % which is unhealthy
  40. After the age of 30, women lose minimum 0.5% muscle mass every year
  41. Remember that more the muscle you have , you will burn more calories at rest. Muscle does not weigh more than fat, it is simply more dense.
  42. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 50 percent if they eat dark chocolate regularly. This is due to flavonol epicatechin, a key ingredient in dark chocolate.
  43. Men who exercise vigorously are only one third as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men who exercise very little or not at all.
  44. As per one study three times as many college graduates as high-school dropouts exercise regularly.
  45. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 15 percent if they listen to music while working out.
  46. According to researchers mail carriers walk about eight miles per day, janitors walk just over five, restaurant servers walk four, and cops and lawyers walk about two and secretaries walk the least, at 1.7 miles per day.
  47. As per study people who want to quit smoking are twice as likely to succeed in quitting if they lift weights than if they don’t lift weights.
  48. As per study avid swimmers have a 50 percent lower mortality rate than runners, walkers, and people who don’t exercise at all.
  49. It was found that astronauts lost 15 percent of muscle mass and 30 percent of muscle performance during six months at the International Space Station, despite their aerobics-focused exercise regimen.
  50. Cancer researchers have found that teens who exercise are 36 percent less likely to develop brain tumors (Called Glioma) than teens who don’t.

 By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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