Exercise and Diet

Recently seen: an article reporting recent research. Exercise is apparently not particularly effective in causing weight loss; apparently the body’s metabolism treats violent exercise as a starvation threat, and lowers the resting metabolism in an attempt to compensate.  To some extent, this is reported to also happen with reduced-eating diets.

However, other health benefits are confirmed to result from exercise, including reduced risk of stroke and heart attack, with the net result that exercise lengthens life expectancy.

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Author: Philip Sevetson

Husband, father, uncle, grandfather. Old married white guy. Mainframe Database geek. Mid-level martial artist (1 Dan, Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation), recovering desk jockey (working out with some regularity). Agnostic Christian (United Church of Christ or Evangelical Church of the U.S.A., depending on my mood). Democrat. Liberal, with strong prejudices in favor of freedom of speech, privacy of electronic communications, strong encryption without backdoors, a level economic / employment / educational / and legal playing field, feminism, full civil rights for minorities and LGBTQIA+, 1st/4th/5th/14th amendments.

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