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…Words of Advice!…

I want to challenge all of you…

To take a stand and give up something you have been holding onto for a while

I took a stand and stopped going to fast food establishments OVER TWO YEARS AGO…

Yes you heard me correctly! I do not even go in to get water!
I have saved SO MUCH money by doing so and this helped me to kick start my “clean” eating habits.

You do not have to give up fast food…but you can try! Or try to give up carbonated beverages…or try to get rid of chips…try to get rid of something that you know is slightly holding you back from your health and fitness goals! and then in 6 weeks…reward yourself with that one item you have given up!

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…Fun Fitness Facts! Part 2…

If you missed Fun Fitness Facts Part 1 click HERE to see what was talked about in the previous post.

When learning more about health and fitness, I think it is a great ideas to also learn some fun facts about health and fitness related ideas.  It makes health and fitness a lot more fun, and it is a great conversation started when you talk to other people about health and fitness ideas.

  • Aerobic exercise is one of the best preventative medicines available and one of the cheapest.
  • 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
  • Walking at a brisk pace (a 15-minute mile or 4 mph) burns almost as many calories as jogging for the same distance.
  • Dancing is a terrific and fun form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular fitness just like any other more formal type of exercise.  SO do not be afraid to try those Zumba classes you keep hearing about!
  • Regular exercise can reduce the signs and symptoms of PMS.
  • “Your stomach is about the size of both of your hands held out in front of you cupped together like a bowl. It’s your body’s fuel tank. It is the right size for your body. In a car, if you overfill your gas tank, it will spill out on the ground, wasting the gas. In your body, the fuel doesn’t spill out. The body saves it as FAT!” Make sure you’re not over-filling your tank.
  • Did you know that it only takes 100 too many calories each day to gain 10 pounds in a year?
  • Did you know that it only takes a deficit of 500 calories a day to lose a pound a week?
  • It’s impossible to “turn fat into muscle” but you can gain muscle and lose fat.
  • Standing up straight burns more calories than slouching – just one more reason for good posture. Stand up straight. Good posture burns more calories than slouching
  • We shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
  • Only about 22 percent of American adults engage in regular, sustained physical activity for at least 30 minutes five times a week, and only 15 percent exercise both regularly and vigorously.

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…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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