Fun fitness facts to help you stay motivated!
The first and best fact, everyone can benefit from participating in exercises that meet their individual needs!
Any amount of exercise is better than no exercise at all.
Those who do exercise an hour every day are 40% less likely to die early compared to those who are active for less than 30 minutes a week. The takeaway message is start with a small amount of time everyday, find types of exercise that you enjoy, and gradually increase the time and intensity.
Sleep, yes, regular exercise can help you sleep better.
Exercise can help you lose weight along with a healthy diet
It takes 6 to 8 weeks to adapt to an exercise program
Strength training increases the number of calories burned during normal activities
Building a strong core is the first thing to think about, it provides stability for the rest of your body, you're only as strong as your core! The core includes any muscles that attach to your pelvis, spine, and ribs
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Crunches won't reduce the tummy, cardio and strength training will help to burn the calories needed to reduce overall body fat.
Exercise strengthens your heart and lungs!
Muscle mass diminishes at the rate of 1% a year beginning in middle age unless of course the individual participates in strength training.
Weight bearing exercise, like walking, or any exercise done while standing on your feet where your bones are supporting your weight, strengthens bones reducing the risk of osteoporosis
I hope these fun fitness facts were helpful for you. Please reach out if you have any comments or questions. Have a great week!