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Are you in need of work out motivation? Well, you’re in luck because here are 10 fun facts about exercising that are sure to inspire you.

Sleep is the most important factor to fat burning

Studies show the more you sleep, the more fat you burn. The longer you’re awake the slower your metabolism, as your brain attempts to preserve energy. Studies show 8.5 hours to be the optimum amount of sleep.

Music improves workout performance

Listening to music while exercising can improve work out performance by 15%.

Exercising boosts self-confidence

Exercising can help ease your mind and rejuvenate your body. Working out will make you feel great and boost your confidence.

Working out enables you to sleep better

If you are someone who has trouble sleeping or staying asleep, then working out is your answer. Exercise helps to clear your head and helps you feel relaxed.

Just a ten minute workout a day will make a difference to your fitness

On the days that you can’t do a full workout, don’t leave it out altogether. Just a quick, ten minute workout will help maintain your fitness and it will raise the heart rate, so it will still have benefits for your cardiovascular system.

The more muscle you have, the more energy your body uses at rest

Adding some muscle to your body is a great way to help shed some body fat. The more muscle you have generally the faster your metabolism, and the greater amount of fat you use while resting.

It takes twice as long to lose muscle as it does to build it, muscle builds fast

Now that’s good news, you’ll be showing off your toned arms in no time!

Regular exercise is linked to a better sex life.

That’s a good enough reason for everybody!

A muscle dehydrated by a mere 3% will have a decrease in strength of 10%

Always have water handy when exercising, it’s the most powerful ‘supplement’ on the market.

Exercise helps you fight disease

You already know that exercise is good for you, but did you know just how good it is? Staying fit will help stop high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, arthritis and it will lower your cholesterol levels and boost your immune system. It can also help to ward off some of the signs of ageing and keep you more mobile and active in your later years.

 

Wishing you great health and much happiness!

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