20 Fun Fitness Facts for 2013

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There are so many fun fitness facts out there that just aren’t true! ..or mostly not true. We’ve compiled a list of what we think is the best, most interesting, fun and brow raising fitness and exercise facts out there! We hope that you enjoy our list! If you have any you would like to add, please use the comments below!


  1. Laughing out loud reduce cortisol levels and improves your bone density
  2. You cannot target fat loss
  3. Exercising releases endorphins and makes you feel happier
  4. It is far more expensive to eat healthier than to eat junk food
  5. Approximately 80-82% of people on average that start a fitness program will quit soon after
  6. Even if you’re ‘skinny’, you may still have a high body fat % which is unhealthy
  7. When you run, your body puts 6 x the pressure on your feet (no wonder they get sore)
  8. Recent studies have suggested that every time you go for a one hour walk your life expectancy increases by 2 hours
  9. If you train with a partner you are far more likely to succeed
  10. People that get sufficient vitamin D on average weigh far less than those that don’t
  11. After the age of 30, women lose minimum 0.5% muscle mass every year
  12. If your partner is active, you are 85% more likely to be regularly active also
  13. On average, we breathe about 700 gallons of air every hour!
  14. Studies suggest it takes 70 muscles in our body to speak a single word
  15. The strongest muscle in the body is the heart
  16. The more muscle that you have, it is said that the more calories you will burn at rest
  17. Laughing out loud reduce cortisol levels and improves your bone density
  18. Muscle does not weigh more than fat, it is simply more dense
  19. Exercise a stimulant for the nervous system and improves mental health
  20. Exercising in the morning will make you more energised for the rest of the day.


What facts would you add to this list? Do you disagree with any? Did any make you think twice?

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