25 Fitness Facts

25 Fitness Facts

  1. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram respectively.
  2. It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 pound.
  3. Insulin and growth hormone have an inverse relationship.
  4. The average person can store 500 grams of glycogen.
  5. Only fat and protein are essential macronutrients – carbohydrates aren’t.
  6. You burn more calories during the 23 hours you don’t exercise than the 1 hour you do.
  7. You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight.
  8. The fat burning zone does not burn more total fat calories – only a higher percentage of calories from fat.
  9. You’re never too old to do squats.
  10. Weight loss is not a physical challenge – it’s a mental one.
  11. The scale cannot measure body fat percentage.
  12. You can eat anything you want and still lose weight – but weight doesn’t always equal fat.
  13. Muscle does not weigh more than fat – it’s just denser than it.
  14. You should never attempt weight loss at the expense of your health.
  15. Workout times and negative side effects are positively correlated.
  16. There’s a high correlation between the fitness level of the people close to you, and your own physical fitness.
  17. It’s harder to put on 10 pounds of muscle than it is to lose 10 pounds of fat.
  18. Once an adult, fat cells can be created, but they cannot be lost – only shrunken.
  19. Eating at night does not make you fat – overeating does.
  20. Thyroid hormone output and exercise intensity are positively correlated.
  21. Healthy levels of testosterone are good for both men and women.
  22. Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength.
  23. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn at rest.
  24. You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat.
  25. Consistency and patience are key to long term successful weight loss.

 

 

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