You don’t need this article to tell you how important exercise is, but did you also know that it can be fun and interesting? In their latest video, the team at Mental Floss compiled a list of 25 interesting facts about exercise that will get you off the couch and onto the track at least for curiosity’s sake.

Regular exercise is a vital part of our health, and the Mayo Clinic recommends that healthy adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week. However, as pointed out by Mental Floss, there are also a lot of misconceptions about when and how you should get in this exercise. For example, although it's widely believed that it's best to work out first thing in the morning, Mental Floss explained that there is no ideal time to work out, and exercise in the afternoon or evening can be just as effective.

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In addition, the quality of workout can also differ depending on your gender. For example, as explained in the video, although men on average finish marathons quicker than women, women are better able to keep a consistent pace throughout the entirety of the race. In addition, gender differences can also account for differences in your workout soundtrack. Studies have shown that women tend to opt for Lady Gaga and Rihanna when breaking a sweat, while men prefer the rap lyrics of Eminem, Mental Floss reported.

Having trouble sticking to an exercise routine? Try keeping different company. The video explains that having an active spouse or a friend to work out with can seriously increase your likeliness to stick to a fitness regimen. In addition, college grads are more likely to work out than individuals who did not finish high school.

For more interesting facts about exercise, check out the video below!

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