Fun Fitness Trivia That May Surprise You

Sometimes trivia is a fun way to learn more about health and exercise, or at the very least impress your friends at parties. Anyway, here are some fun tid-bits on fitness:

  • It takes 70 muscles to speak a single word.
  • People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass per decade after age 30.
  • It can take about 200,000 frowns to make a permanent wrinkle.
  • Eating spicy foods an hour or two before you workout has been shown to increase your metabolism.
  • People in Sweden refer to interval training as fartlek, which means “speed play.”
  • On average, every minute you walk extends your life by one and a half to two minutes.
  • Your heart beats approximately 100,000 times per day. That means that in just 10 days, your heart beats one million times.
  • The number of fat cells in your body is determined at birth. A gain in bodyfat does not increase the number of fat cells, but rather the size of the existing fat cells.
  • Your Brain is 2% of your body weight, yet uses 20% of the oxygen.
  • On average, you breathe 700 gallons of air per hour.
  • A normal sized heart weighs about the same amount as a softball.

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