Fun Fitness Facts You Didn't Know

Motivation or excuse?

by Ludovica D'Angiò | Mon, November 13, 2017

No matter if you're a fitness fanatic or a couch potato, these fitness facts are going to astound you.

1. After the age of 30, if you are physically inactive, you can lose 3% to 5% of muscle fat per decade. WHAT. 

2. For those looking to extend lifespans, every minute that you walk makes your life longer by one and a half to two minutes. Get those legs moving!

3. Did you know that your heart beats one million times in 10 days? That's 100,000 times just in one day!

4. It takes 70 muscles to speak a single word. If you're really chatty, you might want to consider giving those muscles a break.

5. It takes 200,000 frowns to make one permanent wrinkle. So, watch those facial expressions when you're lifting weights!

6. Cardiovascular exercise enhances brain performance, as it adds new brain cells. So, working out makes us smarter? Where's the nearest running track?

7. Having more muscle mass means burning more fat while resting. So keep pumping that iron to ensure that you keep burning fat whilst you relax for movie nights!

8. It  is said that exercise prevents signs of aging. For this to become a reality, it's advised to workout three times a day for 45 minutes.

9. Having more muscle than fat means that you can consume more calories. Why? Because a pound of muscle burns three times more calories than a pound of fat. All the more reason to workout.

10.  Exercising increases the amount of endorphins that are released into your body, meaning that productivity increases and you stay more alert.

11. Have you noticed that your skin looks better after a good workout? Sweat releases dirt through your pores which reduces acne and breakouts.

12. Working out means a better night sleep, as your muscles only job after getting some exercise is just to relax.