Posted by Jack (184.108.40.206) on February 15, 2000 at 17:27:56:
In Reply to: no mystery - common problem posted by gary on February 15, 2000 at 16:20:28:
there is an enormous amount of real good evidence that demonstrates the benefits of aerobic exercise - particularly the type that you disparage. It is the type of cardiovascular fitness that one only gets with a little effort - running, swimming, biking, etc. So I would only say that besides the fact that I know you are absolutely misguided in your view, more importantly it should also be pointed out that your view is distinctly and utterly a minority view.
I will now become a contrarian myself - the type of guy you describe as "fit" - outside a lot, ruddy complexion, bacon and eggs for breakfast, nice strong muscularity from repetitive labor, maybe carrying a few extra pounds around and one who never, ever does any aerobic activity is a heart attack waiting to happen.
I will put my argument in terms you might like better given the fact that you extol the virtues of "country living". The Native American Indian who was lean ( not overfed ) and ran around a lot as a means of transportation was a hell of a lot healthier than your woodsman.
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