Did you know…….

 

…there are five main components of fitness: the body’s ability to use oxygen, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition.

 

Here’s a few more fun facts about fitness taken from thegoodbody.com

The body has more than 650 muscles.

To lose one pound of fat, you need to burn roughly 3,500 calories.

Walking at a fast pace for three hours or more at least one time a week, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 65%.

Being healthy and fit doesn’t necessarily equate to long hours at the gym, especially for older adults.

A study of adults over the age of 65 found that walking at least four hours a week reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease hospitalizations.

A similar study at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that moderate intensity walking and vigorous intensity running has similar reductions in risk levels for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and even potentially coronary heart disease.

Even at rest, muscle is three times more efficient at burning calories than fat.

Regular activity can ease the severity and reduce the frequency of lower back pain.

Exercising regularly can increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA healthy and young.

The average moderately active person walks approximately 7,500 steps a day, which is the lifetime equivalent of walking around the Earth five times.

Stretching increases the blood flow to your muscles and helps avoid injuries.

 

Would you like to learn more about the importance of exercise and being physically fit? Check out the podcasts below and remember to use our search engine to search for subjects and past guests you may be interested in hearing.

From Fat and Flaccid to Lean and Powerful – Marty Gallagher

 

Marty Gallagher & Dr. Chris Hardy – Strong Medicine: How to Conquer Chronic Disease—And Achieve Your Full Genetic Potential – May 19, 2015

 

Jerzy Gregorek – The Happy Body: The Simple Science of Nutrition, Exercise, and Relaxation – February 5, 2015

 

Al Carter with Cancer Survivor Kate English – Pumping the Lymphatic System, Strengthening the Immune System and Overcoming Disease with Rebound Exercise – September 4, 2014

 

Dr. Doug McGuff – Body By Science: Transforming Your Body and Cardiovascular Health In As Little As 12 Minutes a Week – May 15, 2014

 

Jenn Zerling – Fitness Expert and Author of Breaking the Chains of Obesity – June 20, 2013

 

Dr. Joan Vernikos – Using Gravity to Strengthen Every Part of Your Body – July 10, 2012

 

Bruce Perry – Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health – May 24, 2012



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