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Ten Fitness Facts to Help You Kick off the New Year

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  1. The human body contains more than 650 muscles.
  2. By the age of 65, if you haven’t been engaging in regular exercise, you may incur as much as an 80 percent decrease in muscle strength!
  3. It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 pound.
  4. You can’t target fat loss – fat loss is systemic.
  5. It’s harder to put on 10 pounds of muscle than it is to lose 10 pounds of fat.
  6. Late-night snacking doesn’t make you fat; overeating does!
  7. Keeping unhealthy food in your home increases the likelihood that you’ll eat it.
  8. The more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn.
  9. You can lose weight while still gaining muscle. Similarly, you can gain weight while losing fat!
  10. Exercise boosts brainpower and mental clarity. It also reduces stress and increases energy levels.

 

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