Again, 1 HOUR OF EXERCISE A DAY!
Who has the time…
It’s not a wise recommendation as most people don’t exercise for 5 minutes.
If you’re in decent shape and have no ambitions in sports involving the aerobic energy system , there’s ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for you to go out and run or ride long distances ! Do it if you enjoy it .
But if you don’t like it and can’t think of any particular reason to do it … DON’T ! Put another way : “ THE CAPTAIN HAS TURNED OFF THE “AEROBICS” LIGHT . YOUR NOW FREE TO MOVE ABOUT THE WEIGHT ROOM !!!
One of our regular people on this site sent me a link to a new theory that I believe she said was on the Dr. Oz show today.
It blames certain chemicals and products for our obesity epidemic.
While I can’t say i know anything about these issues, i can say that the vast majority of people that I see who are overweight are simply eating way to much and never exercising, let alone strength training.
Here is the article if you want to check it out:
I was observing a woman at lunch today who was quite a bit overweight. She said to her friend, “I’ve given up all Diet Coke and now only drink juice.”
Granted, I’m not advocating Diet Coke, but being overweight and drinking juice and saying that you are proudly making a change makes no sense.
Don’t forget, juice is 15 calories an ounce. It’s almost as caloric as white wine. It’s a killer!!!
DON’T get into a Holiday Funk if you have been indulging. Just pull it in, drink a ton of water, pound the fruits and veggies and exercise.
You can drop that weight, fast, if it came on fast.
And if you are doing well, keep it up and don’t let your guard down. Stay strong as we only have 15 days or so to go.
Just finished a speech here and the people, in general, are in much better shape and are far leaner than we are in the States.
They eat a diet much closer to the French. VERY small portions and they don’t snack very much.
I always find it interesting when a culture stays lean. It says something about the environment we live in when everyone is much larger.
On to Dallas today. That will be a contrast.
I have often blogged about the good food they serve (for the most part) in the United Red Carpet Lounge.
Well, I’m in Canada for a speech and can’t say the same for the lounges in Canada.
They do have salad, without dressing, and baby carrots, cucumber and some other veggies.
BUT, then they have soup, cookies and a ton of booze, all for free.
I watched so many people pile on the cookies and bread and skip the veggies. It’s almost impossible to NOT guess what they will eat when they walk by the buffet.
I wish people would realize that what you put into your mouth makes a HUGE difference in your body weight.
Carrie Fisher is HUGE on Good Morning America.
It is a blaring example that here genes are not making her overweight – her behavior is.
And she is not 10-20 pounds up. She must be more like 50-60 or even more pounds up.
But, she could get it off if she got on the right plan.
This is an old article, but it really goes right to the heart of the severe dangers of running:
Nearly 40,000 runners began the trek Sunday morning to complete the New York City Marathon, but it was Brit Paula Radcliffe and Kenyan Martin Lel, who ran across the finish line first.
And while there were no early reports of major injuries during or after the race, the unexpected death, on Saturday, of 28-year-old marathon champion runner Ryan Shay, loomed, as Radcliffe and Lel, ran away with the victories and the $130,000 prize.
Shay’s death, which occurred after he collapsed five miles into a race at the Olympic trials in New York, highlighted just how dangerous the sport can be — even for the most fit athletes. He will undergo an autopsy to reveal exactly what happened to him.
In fact, hundreds of marathoners are taken to the hospital every year for various injuries, and as the sport’s popularity has increased, so have the injuries.
Going the Dangerous Distance
Even for the fittest athlete, the running distance of 26.2 miles is a brutal undertaking.
The marathon has its roots in ancient Greece, when an Athenian soldier ran that distance to deliver a message. He then died on arrival.
“As far back as the original marathon, the ‘no pain, no gain’ seems to be the motto of the runner to make it to the finish line,” said Dr. Ronald Grelsamer, orthopedic surgeon at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “But for the everyday runner, it may not be worth the sacrifice.”
Yet, each year, a growing number of novice runners lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement, following in the footsteps of more experienced runners.
During the last 20 years, the number of people entering marathons has doubled in the United States.
First-time runner Luis Corona is one of the 40,000 runners who participated in this weekend’s marathon.
“I’m nervous, I don’t know what to expect,” he said. “I’m just looking to have fun, but I am concerned what happens if I do get injured.”
And while the sight of the marathoners in Central Park may be enough to inspire the less active to get up and go, not everyone is fit enough to do so.
NOR SHOULD THEY DO SO!!!