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Fascinating Facts

  •   If 10% of adults began a regular walking program, $5.6 billion in heart disease costs        could be saved.

  •   A 10% weight loss will reduce an overweight person's cholesterol by 10% and the risk of       dying from diabetes related problems by 30 % as well as lowering the lifetime medical       costs by $2,200-$5,300.

  •   In Oregon and Washington, 75% of people aged 17 to 24 would be unable to enlist in       the military because of failure to graduate from high school, have a criminal record, or       are physically unfit. 24% of this age group is overweight or obese.

  •   You can lose a half pound a week just by shaving 250 calories from your daily intake.        This represents 25 pounds in a year. By exercising along with this reduction in calories,        you will lose even more weight.

  •   It's hard to judge the calories in food. For instance, a can of regular soda can have more        sugar than a slice of cake!

  •   Housework, at a moderate level of exertion, can burn up to 300 calories an hour.

  •   You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose a pound of body weight.


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