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Fun facts about exercise

There’s no doubt that being physically active is good for your health and should be part of your day. We collected 10 fun facts about fitness and exercise for you. 

Hopefully, these facts will help you to clarify why fitness is that important:

1. Even with a normal metabolic rate, you can gain up to 10 kg per year if you do not engage in physical activity and sports. More than half of those people who are not engaged in fitness are not saved even by proper nutrition. 

2. Only strong tranquilizers and anesthesia cope with insomnia better than fitness. Physical fatigue after a workout is much more effective than any soothing tinctures from a pharmacy. 

3. Improve your mental health and mood with an exercise routine.

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4. During physical activity, you breathe more to keep oxygen levels in your blood at appropriate levels.

5. Opposite of people who cross-train, people who do the same daily type of exercise regularly are more prone to injury.

6. During the run, our body experiences not only loads, but also overloads. So, at the moment of landing, the feet feel 7 times the weight of the body. That's why you need to learn how to run properly. 

7. Rhythmic music increases the effectiveness of your workouts by 15%. There is no magic here, it’s just easier for the brain to focus on the technique of doing exercises and not be distracted by unnecessary thoughts. 

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8. Any kind of fitness requires intense breathing to enrich the blood with oxygen, even swimming. You will only need to hold your breath during non-scuba diving lessons. 

9. In the middle of the last century, the United States was gripped by total obesity of the nation. No matter what anyone says, this phenomenon had one powerful positive moment – it was thanks to overweight people that fitness in its modern form appeared. 

10. Fitness classes reduce painful symptoms during PMS and menstruation. Many women note the complete disappearance of pain in the lower abdomen after several months of regular training. 

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The regularity of classes creates the habit of burning fat in the body. Punctual athletes who do not miss training, the processes of splitting adipose tissue are activated, even if they suddenly missed a session. Moreover, the body launches these processes so precisely that they begin exactly at the time when the training should go. 

Numerous studies have shown that regular physical activity increases life expectancy and reduces the risk of premature mortality. 

A sedentary lifestyle and a lack of physical activity can take a toll on a person’s body. Physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancer, numerous chronic diseases, and mental health issues. Exercises have been shown to improve mood and mental health, and provide numerous health benefits. For sure, fitness allows you to do things that you may not otherwise be able to do.

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Increases in daily activity start from small changes made throughout the day, such as walking or cycling instead of using the car, getting off a tram, train or bus a stop earlier and walking the rest of the way, or walking children to school.  

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. You can knock that out in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. And every minute of moderate to vigorous activity counts toward your goal.

To make your sport routine easier and more fun we provide everything for your comfort from A to Z! Just make a decision  “Oh, yeah, I wanna have a healthy and beautiful body”, and our great team will help you even more than possible!

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Julia Stecher is an award-winning fitness model, professional nutritionist, and certified personal trainer who provides personal training services in Zurich and online.

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