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1. People who exercise as little as 15 minutes a day have a 14 percent lower mortality risk than people who don't exercise at all.

2. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 50 percent if they eat dark chocolate regularly.

3. Men who exercise vigorously are only one third as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men who exercise very little or not at all

4. Depressed people can alleviate their symptoms by as much as 47 percent with regular aerobic exercise.

5. Three times as many college graduates as high-school dropouts exercise regularly.

6. Exercisers can improve their performance by as much as 15 percent if they listen to music while working out.

7. Waiters and waitresses walk twice as much as lawyers and police officers do on an average working day.

8. Six percent more men than women exercise regularly.

9. Workers increase their physical activity by 8 percent and burn 25 more calories on casual-clothing workdays than on workdays when they wear regular office attire.

10. People who want to quit smoking are twice as likely to succeed in quitting if they lift weights than if they don't lift weights.

11. Avid swimmers have a 50 percent lower mortality rate than runners, walkers, and people who don't exercise at all.

12. Astronauts lost 15 percent of muscle mass and 30 percent of muscle performance during six months at the International Space Station, despite their aerobics-focused exercise regimen.

13. Teens who exercise are 36 percent less likely to develop brain tumors than teens who don't.

14. White Americans exercise 16 percent more than Hispanic Americans and 10 percent more than African-Americans.

15. Runners who stretch before running burn 5 percent fewer calories than runners who don't stretch.