A few fun and quirky exercise and health facts that you may not have known:

  • Getting in your fruits and veggies can help the body produce its own form of aspirin. People who ate fruit and vegetables containing benzoic acid, could produce their own salicylic acid. This is the main ingredient in aspirin that makes aspirin an anti-inflammatory pain reliever.
  • Ginger can help reduce exercise induced pain by 25%
  • Watching yourself in a mirror while running on a treadmill will make your workout go faster
  • Using a diary for weight-loss purposes can double a person’s weight loss efforts
  • Walking either in water, against the wind, or wearing a backpack burns approximately 50 more calories an hour
  • People who enter their homes through an entry way that is close to the kitchen tend to eat 15% more than those who enter farther away from the kitchen.
  • You burn 7% more calories walking/running on packed dirt than pavement
  • Eating 50 mg of chocolate will stop your cough (at least temporarily)
  • Weight lifters who work out in a gym decorated or painted in blue can lift heavier weights
  • You should not exercise within 2 hours of bedtime
  • People eat considerably more popcorn when watching a sad movie compared to a happy movie
  • Kissing for 1 minute burns 26 calories
  • Wearing steel toe boots will burn more calories than normal shoes.
  • Exercise is more effective at increasing your energy levels than caffeine.
  • Frequently running long distances may actually encourage your body to hold on to excess weight. The more you train to run long distances, the more efficient your body becomes at doing this, so you end up burning less energy when you’re running – short, fast and interval runs help you boost your metabolism.
  • Each adult uses 88 lb. of oxygen a day
  • You breathe about 2.1-3.17 gallons of air per minute at rest, which is 126-190 gallons per hour. If you are exercising, this amount can increase to 2377.8 gallons per hour for the average person.
  • Liquid egg whites contain more tryptophan than turkey
  • Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength – be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day
  • Your brain and heart are both about 73% water
  • Finally, my favorite, certain scientists are trying to convince the FDA to approve cocoa as an official “vitamin”

Hope you enjoyed these fun facts and continue to stay healthy, hydrated and happy! As always, if you need help reaching your fitness goals we are always here to help! Contact us at 678-417-0880 ext. 8301 / info@bodyrich.com

Paula Jamieson

Bodyrich Fitness Company

Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutritionist




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