Facts and Figures

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10 Years.
That's how much younger you'll be at a cellular level when you remain physically active.

1 = 2. Every hour spent exercising vigorously adds two hours to an adult's lifespan.

4x. The number of calories per minute children burn more of when playing an actiove video game (such as wii) rather than playing a seated game.
Exercise withdrawal. Taking time off from regular training can contribute to feelings of depression and fatigue. A study revealed that individuals who regularly worked out and then stopped exercising for just one week experienced negative mood changes including fatigue, loss of vigor and increaed tension. After two weeks of no exercise the participants felt even more tired and experienced synmptons of depression and guilt. Decreases in fitness levels also occured. Those with the highest levels of fitness at the beginning of the study had the greatest loss of fitness and felt most depressed. 

 Sample Image 48-72. The number of hours rest required for a muscle group to recuperate after strength training session to maximise muscle recovery.

10%. The percentage of fat cells that die every year with new ones taking their place.

20%. People are more likely to stick to their training if they have support at work such as a keep fit programme or gym facilities. 
11 Minutes. The number of minutes of resistance training done three days a week required to significantly improve your resting metabolic rate.

Milk for endurance. Carbohydrates are important for the capacity to perform prolonged exercise. Researchers at Loughborough University (UK) found milk has a similar conctration of commercially available carbohydrate supplements and contain similar electorlytes and macro nutrient breakdowns. Results showed milk increased exercise duration by 10 minutes. The effects of milk supplementation seem to be similar to those of carbohydrate electrolyte beverages. So if you're on a tight budget, reach for a glass of milk.

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