Hundreds of interesting facts about fitness and nutrition for men and women. Updated weekly with new facts about exercise, healthy eating, and much more!
  • It is estimated that only 22% of American adults participate in regular, sustained physical activity for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week
  • On average, it takes about 12 weeks after beginning to exercise to see measurable changes in your body.
  • Approximately 25% of American adults are sedentary

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  • There is a plant based supplement, rhodiola rosea, that can naturally combat and alleviate whatever stress response (anxiety, fatigue, stress, etc) your body is under.
  • No matter how poor your current level of fitness, you can start an exercise routine and become fitter and healthier at anytime.
  • Walking at a fast pace burns almost as many calories as jogging for the same distance.
  • The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word “gymnazein”, which literally means “to exercise naked.”
  • It is scientifically suggested that walking at a fast pace for 3 hours or more at least one time a week can reduce your risk for heart disease by up to 65%.

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  • Just adding any type of movement into your daily routine can increase your level of overall health and wellbeing.
  • Strength training involves training both the muscles and the nervous system. Together, they make what is called the “neuromuscular system.”
  • Men who workout with a female partner are shown to lift heavier weights and get better results.
  • Wearing steel toe boots will burn more calories than normal shoes.
  • To lose one pound of fat, a person has to burn roughly 3,500 calories.
  • When the body is at rest, it takes in about 10 litres of air per minute.
  • There are over 640 muscles in your body.
  • Muscle is about three times more efficient at burning calories than fat, even when at rest.
  • You should always breathe correctly when exercising. It is said that underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breath during physical activity.

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  • Fitness consists of 4 main components:
    1. The body’s ability to use oxygen as a source of energy.
    2. Muscular strength.
    3. Endurance
    4. Flexibility and body composition
  • Since your brain is distracted by what you are hearing when you listen to music, you don’t concentrate on what you are lifting. This causes you to lift more weight.
  • Exercise is more effective at increasing your energy levels than caffeine.