FUN FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW!

7 Dec

Hey all!  I thought I would post up a few fun facts that I think you should know.

1)  Did you know that 0.5 pounds of muscle is what an adult over the age of 25 will lose every year if they don’t keep active?  Muscles are a Use it, or lose it!

2)  For every pound of muscle you have, you burn an extra 50 calories a day!  Wow!!  Just think of the possibilities!

3)  A pound of muscle takes up less space in your body than a pound of fat.  A person that weighs 150 lbs. with 19% body fat is going to look much smaller and leaner than a person who weighs 150 pounds with 35% body fat.

4) Even someone who is “skinny” can be over fat (the amount of body fat they carry) which means they are still at risk for dangers such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and so on!!!

If you don’t know what your body fat is now, find out!  It is more important than what the little scale is reading!!  Need to know where you can get tested?  Go to your local gym or to your doctor.  It’s that simple!!  WSU Recreational Center offers free body composition testing the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month so no excuses if you live in the Palouse area!!

These are 4 great reasons why you should train with resistance and weights!  Plus, the more muscle you maintain as you age, means the longer you will have your independence to live life.  No walker for me!  – A major bonus in my book!

Until next time, pump some iron!!

Karly~

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