…Fun Fitness Facts! Part 1…

Well since the start of this blog, I have been telling all the important things about fitness.

Today I wanted to change things up a bit and talk about the things that are insightful and fun about fitness!

  • The human body has more than 650 muscles.
  • If you had every single muscle in your body work together at the same time, you could lift about 50,000 pounds.
  • Each muscle fiber is thinner than a hair and can support up to 1,000 times its own weight.
  • By the time you have reached old age, you will have walked approximately 70,000 miles
  • Consistent exercise teaches your body how to be an efficient fat-burner, rather than a fat-storer.
  • If you are not a regular exerciser, by the time you are 65 you may experience as much as an 80% decrease in your muscle strength.
  • There are 206 bones in the human body.  One fourth of them are in your feet.
  • Underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breathe while exercising.
  • It takes only about 23 seconds for blood to circulate throughout your entire body.
  • A person breathes 7 quarts of air every minute.
  • Your heart is the strongest muscle of your body and beats about 100,000 times in one day, in an average adult.
  • Placed end to end, the blood vessels in your body would stretch almost three times around the equator.
  • If you can’t carry on a conversation while you’re exercising, you may be training too hard.
  • Studies have shown your life expectancy might increase by up to two hours for every hour you walk.

There are so many hidden benefits to adopting a fitness routine and maintaining until old age!  It is so important to try to remain active.  It will have a great effect on your health today and 20 years from now! Not to mention it will allow you to feel and look great!

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9 thoughts on “…Fun Fitness Facts! Part 1…

  1. Shia says:

    Great post! This is my new inspiration….Consistent exercise teaches your body how to be an efficient fat-burner, rather than a fat-storer. Thanks for sharing!!

    ♥ Shia

  2. This is a terrific post! I’m a fan of hiking and walking, so I might have gone beyond the 70,000 miles you mentioned (lol). 😀 -Thanks for teaching me something. I’m a new follower and visiting from the GTKY blog hop. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day! it’s so nice to meet you.
    your blog is great! i exercise nearly every day and am very passionate about it (even if i proclaim i despise it as i’m doing it), so i will certainly be back for more motivation and inspiration!
    xo
    kym

  4. Kristin says:

    These are really awesome facts, thanks for sharing them!

  5. Thanks for posting this!! This is the kick in the butt I need when I don’t feel like working out (like tomorrow!) now I will get out there!

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