Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Does Exercise Keep Us Healthy?"

As pointed out in the article "Does Exercise Really Keep Us Healthy?" by Gina Kolata, exercise is only a part of the fitness equation. Exercise alone will not lose weight or make you super healthy. However, exercise in combination with a proper diet, moderate alcohol usage and a life without smoking will increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life.
Also, moderate-intensity exercise 30-minutes each day is adequate. It's really a matter of just moving as often as possible. Waste products and toxins can only be removed from our tissues if we move. The only pump to remove these substances from our bodies is the contraction and expansion of muscles. That's the pump, and the only pump.
If you don't move, waste products will not be removed from your tissues. It is as simple as that.
And, an accumulation of waste products in your body eventually leads to poor health or worse.

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