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Fact checks on fitness

You have the abs to flaunt and the muscles to flex, but how much do you really know about your body! Fyi, a human body has more than 650 muscles, but tongue is the only muscles that’s attached to just one end. We bet you didn’t know that!

Fact checks on fitness

Tuesday June 06, 2017,

1 min Read

• Brisk walking burns almost as much calories as jogging for the same distance.

• Underwater swimming is the only time you should hold your breath to exercise.

• The largest muscle in a human body is gluteus maximus (booty to be precise!). The strongest, however, is calf muscles and jaw is the one that exerts most pressure.

• When you lose your fat, it leaves your body via your… breath! Yeah, that’s right! Fat is actually released as carbon dioxide when you exhale.

• Heart takes a rest between each beat and over a normal lifespan, it stays still for nearly 20 years!

• More calories are burnt in the 23 hours of the day than during a 1-hour workout session.

• The word gymnasium comes from Greek word, ‘gymnazein’, which translates to ‘to exercise naked’.

• If all the 650 plus muscles are pulled in one direction, a human body could lift 25 tonnes i.e. 25,000 kilograms!

• The blood in the arteries runs with enough pressure to lift the column up to 5 feet into the air.

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