This article about how the benefits of exercise may be more hype than help was disturbing to me. For years, I've been thinking if I exercise, four, five, sometimes six times a week, I would be healthier in the long run than my non-exercising (and now wise?) friends. Well, not so fast, says the writer of exercise. While exercise may benefit some under certain circumstances (it can lead to weight loss) which can be good for you, it's not the panacea we've been lead to believe. Here's some brief points from the article?
While exercise can boost mood, its health benefits have been oversold.
Moderate exercise can reduce the risk of diabetes in people at risk. Exercise may reduce the risk of heart disease and breast and colon cancers.
Though the evidence is mixed, exercise may also provide benefits for people with osteoporosis.
Physical activity alone will not lead to sustained weight loss or reduce blood pressure or cholesterol.
How do you feel after exercise? Do you believe you should keep exercising if you do? Start exercising if you don't? Other?
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