Fitness Facts

Fitness Facts

Did you know….? 

Considering getting in to fitness but undecided? We have included some well-known and some not so well-known fitness pointers to help motivate you with your decision;

Did you know…….

 Benefits of exercise;

  • When exercising your body realises some chemicals called Endorphins, these generate a positive sensation in the body and decrease the concept of discomfort.
  • Exercising reduces high blood pressure, stress levels, anxiety, risk of chronic disease, stroke, Metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, some cancers and arthritis
  • Exercise increases energy levels, relaxation levels, sleep value, mood – feel good, look good, improve your sex life, brain performance and memory.
  • The more muscle mass will result in fat burning whilst resting – yes resting!!
  • Working out regularly can improve your life span
  • 3500 calories is equivalent to approx. 1 pound (0.45 kilograms of fat), to lose 1 pound of fat you need to work out 7 days a week at 500 calories loss a workout over approx. 45 mins a session
  • Exercise prevents ageing
  • One pound of muscle will burn x3 times extra calories than one pound of fat

 

Increasing motivation;

  • Listening to music can help with workout performance
  • Get yourself a Personal Trainer
  • Have a training partner/buddy can increase motivation
  • Group exercise classes are great for social interaction
  • Keep hydrated, aim to drink 2 litres a day – that’s of water not fizzy or alcohol!
  • Change your diet, poor diet can reflect on motivation levels and health
  • Stuck for time and money – include some home workouts in your daily routine, walk up and down the stairs, house cleaning, do a home workout dvd, take the dog for a walk/run, park runs, exercise during your lunch break, desk workouts, include the family in your workouts – fun activates for all to do together

 

Still undecided? Overall fitness will improve health and lifestyle, fitness needs to be a lifestyle change to maintain and adhere to.

Passionate about fitness and feel you are the right person to relay and aid peoples mind set, then why not become a Level 2 Gym Instructor or even take it that step further (that’s 200 muscles used to take just one step – extra fact for you!) and become a Level 3 Personal Trainer.

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