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11 Facts About Fitness
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  1. The human body has 650 muscles.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  2. The only exercise you should hold your breath for is underwater swimming.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  3. The heart is the strongest muscle in the body.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  4. Nearly 50% of all young people ages 12-21 are not vigorously active on a daily basis.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  5. For every pound of muscle gained, the body burns 50 extra calories every day.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  6. Only 13% of men are physically fit.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  7. More than 30% of children ages 6 to 11 are overweight, and over 15% are obese.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  8. On average, a person walks 70,000 miles in their lifetime.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  9. Roughly 4,000 children and teenagers begin smoking every day.^[Fitness Health Zone. "40 Facts about Fitness." Visual.ly. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  10. Exercise makes you feel more energized because it releases endorphins into the blood.^[Russi Sarnataro, Barbara. "Top 10 Fitness Facts." WebMD. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
  11. Movement in exercise helps relieve stress by producing a relaxation response which serves as a position distraction.^[Russi Sarnataro, Barbara. "Top 10 Fitness Facts." WebMD. Accessed April 29, 2014.]
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