12 Health and Fitness Tips You Need to be Aware of

running-stairs-300x199We are constantly bombarded throughout the day with health and fitness facts and tips from media outlets that may or may not pertain to us. Here are a few of the more meaningful ones that we should become more aware of.

6 – The number of hours, prior to bedtime, that you should avoid all forms of caffeine. Watch out for hidden caffeine in chocolate, health supplements and other products.

8 – Climbing at least 8 flights of stairs a day increases longevity (Harvard Alumni Study).

14 – The amount of daily fiber (in grams) needed for every 1000 calories you consume.

17 – The number of ounces of water needed to raise your metabolic rate by 30%.

24 – The maximum amount of added daily sugar (in grams) for women.

30 – The average decline in muscle strength (%) between age 20 to 70.

36 – Calories expended per minute of all-out rowing on a ergometer for 6:00, one of the highest ever reported.

38 – The maximum amount of added daily sugar (in grams) for men.

150 – The number of weekly minutes of moderate-intensity exercise that helps keep disease at bay.

400 – The maximal amount of caffeine (mg) that you should consume each day. A great app to help monitor your intake can be found here.

450 – The average amount of daily calories consumed by Americans via soda, sports drinks and alcohol.

31,000,000 – The number of Americans who don’t eat breakfast every day!

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