We’re back with more fun facts! This time we count down 10 Fitness Facts by the numbers. Check them out after the jump.
10 Fitness Facts by the Numbers:
- It only takes a deficit of 500 calories a day to lose 1 pound a week.
- It takes 2 times as long to lose new muscle when you stop working out than it did to gain it.
- There are 3 types of skeletal muscle fibers – type 1, type 2-A, and type 2-B; understanding each one could help improve your physique.
- Smokers are 4 times more likely to experience feelings of restlessness after a night’s sleep than non-smokers.
- Eating 5 or more meals per day for weight loss is a myth.
- The late afternoon is the ideal workout time; muscle strength and body temp both peak between 4 and 6 p.m.
- Only an average of 7% of young people attain the recommended level of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day.
- 8 out of 10 people who begin an exercise program will quit prematurely.
- A pound of muscle burns about 9 calories a day and a pound of fat burns about 2 calories per day.
- Dehydrating a muscle by just 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength.
This list of 10 Fitness Facts comes from the website literallylean.com and originally appeared in their infographic “10 Fitness Facts your Mamma Never Told You.”