Did you Know Series - 20 Fun Facts About Fitness and Health.
The Facts and The Truth. Change the way you think about your life, your lifestyle and your fitness. Get fit, stay healthy and live life to the fullest. Check out our list below and see if you know any of these facts or if they are news to you. Enjoy the read.
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- Muscle glycogen is about 3 parts water to 1 part glucose. This can add water weight at the beginning of strength training
- Trying to be perfect with your diet? this will set you up for failure. Strive to make progress by creating healthy eating habits.
- Muscle does not weigh more than fat – it’s just denser.
- Workout intensity is positively correlated with the afterburn effect. Boost your intensity if you want to burn more fat.
- Only fat and protein are essential macronutrients – carbohydrates aren’t
- Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram.
- The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest. Muscle tissue eats fat at all hours of the day.
- You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight. You only need a calorie deficit.
- Weight loss is not a physical challenge – it’s actually a mental one.
- You can eat anything you want and still lose weight – but weight doesn’t always equal fat. It could mean muscular.
- Eating healthy is not more expensive than a junk food diet, Junk food leads to health care costs later on in life.
- Just because a box says “whole grain” on it, it doesn’t actually make it healthy.
- You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat
- Cooking your food can both lower some nutrient content, and make some more bio-available.
- Once an adult, fat cells can be created, but they cannot be lost – only shrunken.
- Thyroid hormone output and exercise intensity are positively correlated.
- The body has 3 energy systems – ATP-PC, anaerobic glycolysis, and aerobic
- Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength. You should always drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Exercise reduces aches and pains - it reduces stiffness in your muscles. It helps strengthen your bones and increases your range of motion.
- Exercise reverses stress symptoms.
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