Active Monthly’s Top Ten exercise facts

Active Monthly’s Top Ten exercise facts: -

Did you know?

  1. Regular exercise can extend your life expectancy by up to 5 years.

 

  1. That working out improves your brain function. In fact, regular exercise boosts a person’s memory, concentration and creativity.

 

  1. Exercise increases the size of a person’s heart so that it pumps blood more efficiently. It can also lower the persons resting heart rate and improve their breathing.

 

  1. People who exercise just 15 minutes per day have a 14% lower mortality risk than those who don’t.

 

  1. People who exercise have a stronger sleep-wake cycle, feel more rejuvenated and experience slow-wave deep sleep.

 

  1. Exercise strengthens the heart and lungs and rapidly circulates white blood cells and antibodies to fighting fit!

 

  1. Exercise releases happiness boosting hormones, serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

 

     8. Listening to music while exercising can improve work out performance by 15%.

 

     9. A pound of muscle burns 3 times more calories than a pound of fat.

 

    10. People who eat dark chocolate - and exercise have 50% higher performance in their           workouts.