Facts About Exercise

What do you know about physiology and exercise? Here are a few facts:

On average, every minute you walk extends your life by one and a half to two minutes.

The health benefits of bicycling are 20 times greater than the safety risks.

You can burn as many as 1,000 calories in an hour-long Zumba® class if you really move to the music and get your heart pumping.

Free weights build muscle mass faster than weight machines, because your muscles must balance free weights on their own, without assistance from a machine.

People who regularly exercise have a better chance of fighting off illnesses and infections than those that are sedentary. Exercise has been shown to boost the immune system. 

Approximately 60 percent of the U.S. population does not exercise regularly.

Children need at least one hour of exercise daily.