Tuesday, June 9, 2009

16 Fitness Facts You Might Not Know...

Did you know that toning your butt actually makes your stomach look smaller?

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?

Did you know that a pound of muscle burns about 9 calories a day, and a pound of fat only burns 2?

Did you know that you eat more calories each day if you enter your home near the kitchen than if you use the front door?

Did you know that oatmeal, citrus fruits, and honey can improve fertility, and boost your sex drive?

Did you know that rinsing your nose with salt water can help decrease allergy symptoms?

Did you know that a 20-minute nap does wonders for mood, productivity, and overall alertness?

Did you know that eating fruits and vegetables may help the human body make its own aspirin?

Did you know that the combination of adequate sleep and exercise may decrease a woman's chance of getting cancer?

Did you know that your brain is much more active at night than during the day?

Did you know that in addition to having more fun, blondes have more hair?

Did you know that the lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years?

Did you know that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days?

Did you know that women's hearts beat faster than men's?

Did you know that it takes twice as long to lose new muscle when you stop working out than it did to gain it? (So go build some muscle...it grows fast!!!)

Now you know! What interesting tidbits can you share?


Evelyn and Art said...

Love the blonde fact! haha! Since I've been using saline nasal spray (regularly) I've not had a sinus infection! The human body is so Amazing!

Diane said...

Interesting facts!! I haven't been a blonde since I was six years old! Can I still claim that I'm a blonde??

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Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

Very interesting...I like the one about fruit and vegetables creating the bodies own aspirin. Makes sense since they veggies and fruits (veggies more than fruits) are anti-inflammatories. And that makes me feel better knowing muscle doesn't atrophy as fast as it takes to build!! COOL FACTS!

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