Facts about fitness

Facts about fitness

Maintaining a good level of physical fitness is important.


However, it can be difficult to determine what fitness entails.


Experts define physical fitness as “one’s ability to execute daily activities with optimal performance, endurance, and strength with the management of disease, fatigue, and stress and reduced sedentary behavior.


This description goes beyond being able to run quickly or lift heavy weights.


Despite being important, these attributes only address single areas of fitness.


  1. The human body has 650 muscles.


The only exercise you should hold your breath for is underwater swimming.


The heart is the strongest muscle in the body.


Nearly 50% of all young people ages 12-21 are not vigorously active on a daily basis.


For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns 50 extra calories every day.


Only 13% of men are physically fit.

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More than 30% of children ages 6 to 11 are overweight, and over 15% are obese.


On average, a person walks 70,000 miles in their lifetime.


Roughly 4,000 children and teenagers begin smoking every day.


Exercise makes you feel more energized because it releases endorphins into the blood.


Movement in exercise helps relieve stress by producing a relaxation response which serves as a position distraction.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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