Sunday, March 21, 2010
EXERCISE: DOES IT REALLY WORK?
With the demands of the workplace ever increasing, it would be comforting to know that exercise didn’t really matter to our health and wellbeing, and if we did spend our spare time exercising, it would not be beneficial.
Unfortunately some media outlets have chosen to appeal to the public by running articles targeting this view. Only recently the Courier Mail ran an article stating research that showed only 6 in every 10 people benefit from exercise due to genetic predispositions. As for the other 4 people, well they may as well not bother.
I found these ‘statistics’ quite amusing, as from my twenty years in the fitness industry I’ve only learnt the opposite.
Exercise is essential for the well being and physical health of all humans when undertaken correctly and in conjunction with a proper diet. This means that 10 out of 10 people that exercise will achieve results, albeit with differing outcomes but nonetheless, positive benefits.
Take a look at our ancestors. None of them suffered from the illnesses that plague us today. Lung cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease did not exist. Their lives were healthier, fitter and free from the scourge of modern illness.
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