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If you are sweating it out to get in the recommended amount of weekly exercise, is it really going to help you live longer and healthier? What if you are already overweight and not losing it very fast? Take heart! A large study found that getting the recommended amount of moderate exercise, intense exercise, or any exercise at all reduced their risk of death, compared to those who were inactive. This is the first large-scale study to show the effectiveness of the exercise guidelines. The study was published in the December 10, 2007 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study found the same effects in those who were overweight as those who were thin. Take heart, and keep moving! If they could put something in a pill that would give you that same benefit, it would be the miracle cure of millennium.

More Are Exercising, but Fewer than Half of Americans Exercise Regularly
The latest survey by the CDC shows that fewer than half of Americans are getting enough exercise. The Healthy People 2010 goal is for at least 50% of Americans getting regular exercise. Gains are being seen in most groups, including Hispanics and African-Americans. But obesity rates continue to climb in the U.S., along with fears of future epidemics of type II diabetes and heart disease related to obesity and sedentary lifestyles. With the exercise guidelines now being shown to reduce health risks even without weight loss, isn't that reason enough to get up and get moving?

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December 11, 2007 at 6:49 pm
(1) Christopher Phillips says:

The statistics are very interesting.
It only confirms what I have always suspected.I’m not into heavy exercise due to age but I was always keen on regular training. Coupled with a sensible diet I am sure there is a good chance of a longer healthier life!!

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December 12, 2007 at 8:54 pm
(2) RaphaŽl says:

It’s really interesting when you see many stories of people and how they live their lifes with exercise and how they really manage to keep themselves active, useful and happier! In fact I wrote an article about this, inspired by a Canadian research performed in two different generational groups, the subjects that age differences, and after working out, the elder group became not only stronger but healthier. Great article Mrs. Bumgardner.

December 24, 2007 at 10:56 pm
(3) body wrap says:

Walking is the easiest exercise to do. Plus it requires no equipment, easy on the joints and great for the heart. When I am not able to get to the gym, I usually just take a nice walk in the evening around my neighborhood.

It’s almost common sense that it would prolong your life since it is a good stress reliever.

September 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm
(4) Body Wrap Guru says:

For a long time I could not walk based on a hip injury! When I was finally able to walk again what a difference in made in my life! First of all I lost about 25 lbs and secondly I felt so much better. Eventually I was able to get into the gym and my self confidence in my self has risen. If you can walk – walk!

September 17, 2010 at 9:42 pm
(5) Dead Sea Lover says:

at my spa I have hundreds of people a week come in and the thing that everybody talks about the most is aging and the shape that they are in. While they try to separate them out, it is my experience that they are one in the same.

What I mean by that is that when you exercise the aging process slows down. if you don’t believe me look around at the people that exercise and very few seem to age rapidly while those that don’t always seem to age more rapidly! I say walk, play tennis, play raqcuetball, go to the spa and take care of yourself – feel younger, look younger and live longer.

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