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FUN FACTS FROM OUR FITNESS DIRECTOR, NOELLE LUSARDI!

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, Aug 02, 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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  1. If you had every single muscle in your body work together at the same time, you could lift about 50,000 pounds.

  2. If you are not a regular
    exerciser, by the time you are 65 you may
    experience as much as an 80% decrease in your muscle strength.

  3. By the time you have
    reached old age, you will have walked approximately 70,000 miles.

  4. The best way to judge
    whether or not you are exercising at too high of an intensity is to see whether
    or not you can carry on a conversation. If you can't, you may want to back off
    of the intensity just a little until you can.

  5. Bodies are creatures of
    habit. The more you exercise, the more your body learns to burn fat rather than
    storing it.

  6. No wonder your feet hurt
    - running puts four to seven times your body weight in pressure on your feet.

  7. Regular exercise is
    linked to better sex, because it can improve body image, energy, self-esteem
    and overall fitness.

  8. Dancing is a terrific
    and fun form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular fitness just like any
    other more formal type of exercise.

  9. If you're always in a
    bad mood, then getting fit just may help. Regular exercise can enhance mood and
    overall well-being.

  10. The top three factors
    that determine whether or not you will stick to your exercise routine include
    having support, finding a workout that you like and knowing what you're doing.
    Your recipe for fitness success just may be working out with a buddy doing
    something you love after having received formal education on how to do it.

  11. If you have an inactive
    spouse, chances are that you will be inactive, too.

  12. In spite of what you may
    have read, there is no "best time to exercise." It turns out that the
    best time to exercise is when it works for you.

  13. Women's top three
    recreational activities are walking, aerobics and working out, while men's top
    three are golf, basketball and walking.

  14. Regular exercise can
    reduce the signs and symptoms of PMS.

  15. Being dehydrated reduces
    exercise performance. Make sure you hydrate for peak performance during a
    workout.

  16. Visualization can help
    to improve your workout. By visualizing yourself completing the exercise before
    you actually perform it, then you will be able to perform the exercise with
    more intensity and effectiveness.

  17. Visualization of
    specific exercise actually causes the muscle synapses to fire as if you were performing
    the exercise. Does this mean that you can get all of your exercise in your
    mind? Not necessarily, but visualization can be a valuable part of your
    workout.

  18. People who cross-train
    with a variety of exercise are more fit and less injury-prone than those who
    exercise using only one or two exercise modalities.

For more fit tips, contact me directly at
noelle@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com!

 

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