New study says exercise May not be beneficial for some. How is your exercise program working for you?

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-06-24 22:55:54 -0500
Started 2012-06-10 23:52:08 -0500

A new study has found that exercise may actually be detrimental for some heart disease risk factors for about 10% of the population.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/can-...

I exercise regularly and it seems to be working well for my risk factors. I am curious to learn what others do for exercise and how it is working. Any notice a change for good or bad?

HH


11 replies

Judy560
Judy560 2012-06-20 14:38:49 -0500 Report

I found that walking in the morning is better for me. Afternoon weather is too high to be out in. I've lost 13 pounds so far. Plus I watch what I eat.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-06-20 20:38:43 -0500 Report

Judy,

Excellent! So much of the formula is simply calories in versus calories out. That walk you do burns at least 300 calories and it is evident by your weight loss (assuming you eat the same numbert of calories).

Remember a pound of body fat (which is not 100% fat) equals about 3500 calories. Burning an extra 350 calories (over and above your caloric intake) will burn about one-tenth of a pound of fat off your body. In rough terms, for every ten walks (assuming a 350 calorie walk) you lose one pound. Im guessing you lost that 13 pounds over a four-month period (assumng you walk almost everyday).

HH

Judy560
Judy560 2012-06-21 01:10:15 -0500 Report

I do walk almost every day.But I think I sweated it out during the move and had a case of IBS or something. It took me a 1 1/2 months to get better. Due to not wanting to eat. I would force myself to eat dinner, but not the most important meal of the day or lunch. Now I feel healthier from all I had going on.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-06-22 00:38:07 -0500 Report

Judy,

I would highly recommend reading "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William R. Davis for all IBS sufferers. He has documented some incredible "cures." The book details the case for eliminating wheat from your diet for numerous health reasons in addition to losing weight.

HH

Judy560
Judy560 2012-06-22 13:09:46 -0500 Report

I don't eat alot of wheat. I'm lucky to eat two slices of wheat bread a day. But I'll check it out anywooooooo

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-06-22 22:48:47 -0500 Report

Judy,

Even one slice can do you in. When they say wheat cessation they mean total elimination from all sources.

HH

Anonymous
Anonymous 2012-06-23 15:36:32 -0500 Report

Then multi grain cheerios is out of the diet then right? But when I do eat breakfast I usually eat those maybe that's what helped me loose the weight then. Thanks for the tip about wheat though.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-06-24 22:55:54 -0500 Report

Anon,

I would stay with straight oats. Also, note even regular Cheerios has a lot of sugar and high glycemic index carbs.

HH