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14 Healthy Facts About Exercise

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1. People who exercise as little as 15 minutes a day have a 14 percent lower mortality risk than people who don’t exercise at all.

Every additional 15 minutes of daily exercise reduces the all-cause mortality risk by another 4 percent and the cancer mortality risk by another 1 percent.

2. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 15 percent if they listen to music while working out.

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.

3. On average, it takes about 12 weeks after beginning to exercise to see measurable changes in your body.

4. College graduates exercise three times more often than high-school dropouts.

5. Depressed people can alleviate their symptoms by as much as 47 percent with regular aerobic exercise.

6. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 50 percent if they eat dark chocolate regularly.

Researchers found this fact by feeding mice the flavonol epicatechin, a key ingredient in dark chocolate, then put them through two weeks of treadmill tests.

7. Six percent more men than women exercise regularly.

Men who workout with a female partner are shown to lift heavier weights and get better results.

8. Workers increase their physical activity by 8 percent and burn 25 calories more/day on casual-clothing workdays.

If you wore casual cloths instead of work cloths, you could burn up to 2 pounds per year.

9. People who want to quit smoking are twice as likely to succeed in quitting if they lift weights.

10. Runners who stretch before running burn 5 percent fewer calories than runners who don’t stretch.

According to one recent study found that nonstretchers ran 3.4 percent farther than stretchers.

11. Exercise is more effective at increasing your energy levels than caffeine.

12. Avid swimmers have a 50 percent lower mortality rate than runners, walkers, and people who don’t exercise at all.

13. White Americans exercise 16 percent more than Hispanic Americans and 10 percent more than African-Americans.

14. Teens who exercise are 36 percent less likely to develop brain tumors than teens who don’t.


15. Women are bigger couch potatoes than men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of women in the United States “never engage in periods of vigorous leisure-time physical activity lasting ten minutes or more per week.” For men, that figure is 50 percent. Who in the United States does engage in at least 10 minutes of vigorous leisure-time activity per week? Only 31 percent of men and 25 percent of women.

16. Men who exercise vigorously are only one third as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men who exercise very little or not at all.

17. Astronauts lost 15 percent of muscle mass and 30 percent of muscle performance during six months at the International Space Station, despite their aerobics-focused exercise regimen.

18. Most American models are thinner than 98% of American women.

19. Drinking normal amounts of beer can gives you a healthy dose of silicone, which will help strengthen your bones and teeth.

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