What are some mind blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out?

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What are some mind blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out?


Listed below are a few startling statistics on fitness and exercise.


1. Reportedly, beginning after the age of 30, people can lose 3-5% of their muscle mass per decade.

What are some mind blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out?


2. Aerobic exercise actually leads to neuron generation, which acts as a buffer to reduce effects of dementia and increase cognitive performance.


3. Standing burns 100-200 calories per hour, vs sitting which burns between 60-130.

What are some mind blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out?


4. The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “school for naked exercise.”


5. Exercise can drastically improve your sex life.


 6. Only one in five children around the world get enough physical exercise.


 7. There is approximately a 40% differential in calories burned running vs walking the same distance.

What are some mind blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out?


 8. 80% of gym memberships are unused.


 9. An incredible eight hours, fifteen minutes, and fifteen seconds stands as the record for the longest duration in the plank position (George Hood, 2020).


 10. The human body is equipped with around 600 muscles.


11.  A muscle can only fully heal three days following an exercise.

What are some mind blowing facts about exercise, fitness and working out?


 12. Exercisers could enhance their own performance by about 15% if they listen to music whilst walking out.

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