Did you know?

High Intensity workouts are more effective at shifting stomach flab than those at a lower intensity, even when the total number of calories burned is the same

Running is the number one calorie burner. A person weighing 140lbs and running at a nine minute mile pace will burn approximately 117 calories every 10 minutes

On average, women have 6 to 11% more body fat than men – how unfair!

An unhealthy lifestyle doubles the risk of a stroke

A healthy lifestyle is not about the hour you spend in the gym, its about what you do in the other 23 hours that day!

Exercise boosts brain power.  Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity.

 Exercise reduces stress. As much as it may stress you out just to think about exercising, once you actually start working out, you’ll experience less stress in every part of your life. “Exercise produces a relaxation response that serves as a positive distraction,” says Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise. He says it also helps elevate your mood and keep depression at bay. You’re not the only person who will benefit from more happiness and less stress in your life. When you’re less stressed, you’re less irritable, Atkinson says — and that could improve relationships with your partner, kids, and co-workers.

Exercise Lets You Eat More. Pound for pound, muscle burns more calories at rest than body fat. So the more muscle you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate. And, of course, you also burn calories while you’re actually exercising. All this means that “cheating” with a few biscuits once in a while isn’t going to take you back 10 steps. It doesn’t mean that you can just eat anything, but you can afford to enjoy some of the things you really like when you exercise regularly. You can get away with those things in moderation more than you can when you’re not working out.

Exercise can prevent muscle loss. Sedentary adults lose 6-10 percent of their muscle mass per decade after age 30. Regular strength training can delay or in some cases reverse this trend. When it comes to muscle, you must use it or you will lose it!

Exercise can help you live longer. Studies on large populations have discovered the highest death rates in those who are the least fit. Those who are the most fit have the lowest death rates.