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Old 01-10-2014, 08:59 PM
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A study finds exercise is as effective as the most powerful drugs for preventing and maintaining every illness from heart disease to mental illness



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Old 01-10-2014, 09:49 PM
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Me and my wife are elderly, but we've been going on long walks every day and feel a lot better because of them. I just hate it when the weather is too cold or the streets are too icy to walk on, it puts me in a bad mood.
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Exercise is really a good medicine because it is the best way to prevent from many diseases. Exercise gives us better body shape. Exercise is good to maintain health and fitness so i suggest everyone to do exercise daily.
I was slack lately but back into it the last 2 weeks, I definitely feel better
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Ever since I've made it a priority to get regular exercise (at least a few times a week) I've been feeling a lot better too, so it makes sense to me
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I agree there. I have been exercising for a while now and I know that my mood has improved, I feel better and look better.
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I am basically lazy when I see wild animals lining up at the gym to get on the tread mill I might join in. The only sport I liked was judo which is using the other person force to defeat them.
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From a long time i felt very lazy and could not be able to concentrate on my work because of my obesity,but few months ago i had Started doing exercise.Now i am Feeling better and my concentration power has also improved.
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...but few months ago i had Started doing exercise.Now i am Feeling better and my concentration power has also improved.
I did not inherit motivation from either of my parents. If only. I can pretend motivation, but lack consistency destroys that. So, I guess I'm stuck with exercising a few minutes multiple times per day. My cardiologist says that everyone needs a 20 minute consistent exercise at heart rate of 120 each day. Not going to happen. I am sure that I will benefit as you all do, but I just can't seem to get motivated. I'm 5'8" @ 145 lbs, so exercise for weight certainly isn't a motivation. No, it would be exercise for the benefit of something I can't see, like my heart.
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If you force yourself to do 20 minutes a shot, at least 3 times a week, after about a month you will start to look forward to it and feel the endorphin high each time you exercise.
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I've been exercising more, nothing excessive though. Besides walking every day with my dog, I've been doing some things at the gym, exercise/dance classes which are fun and help with stretching, etc. And some weight exercise, which is beneficial to the bones and helps avoid osteoporosis in our old age. You do look forward to it pretty quickly, and feel a lot better afterwards.
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Brisk walking is as good as anything....
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For the whole month of August, our central Texas weather is 100F (37.7celsius). No. I'm not exaggerating. So, outside activity is limited.

On a side note, we are having a long term drought, but no where near a badly as southern California. I read where the Santa Clara valley just hired 10 water cops to patrol water use. Even that did not cut any more the 3% where the target is 20%. Those people are going to have to stop bathing and showering or something.
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For the whole month of August, our central Texas weather is 100F (37.7celsius).
I'm jealous!

To work out in that kind of heat, I gotta pay!

It's raining right now. Not complaining; we've had quite a few dry weeks.
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Ha... I love research like this. I should forward this to my father.
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Exercise is great... It gets the heart pumping which gets the blood moving, which gets oxygen to the cells, and helps the body remove toxins and garbage from the cells, but there is also a downside to exercise.

When you exercise you sweat, and its not just water you lose, its all the vitamins and minerals you have floating around in your blood.

Its no big deal to lose these nutrients as long as they are replaced on a daily basis. If they are not replaced, or if you just drink water, sooner or later your nutrient reserves in the body will be lowered to the point of disease or heart failure, and that is why the average couch potato lives as long as an average athlete...why? because a couch potato doesn't sweat.

Nearly every week I hear of a football player or basketball player who drops dead from a heart attack or aneurism. These people sweat out all their nutrients and replace with gatorade, which contains no selenium to prevent heart attack, and no copper to prevent aneurism.
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