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Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 17:58
by HBS Guy
In the broader of the two studies, researchers with the National Cancer Institute, Harvard University and other institutions gathered and pooled data about people’s exercise habits from six large, ongoing health surveys, winding up with information about more than 661,000 adults, most of them middle-aged.

Using this data, the researchers stratified the adults by their weekly exercise time, from those who did not exercise at all to those who worked out for 10 times the current recommendations or more (meaning that they exercised moderately for 25 hours per week or more).

Then they compared 14 years’ worth of death records for the group.

They found that, unsurprisingly, the people who did not exercise at all were at the highest risk of early death.

But those who exercised a little, not meeting the recommendations but doing something, lowered their risk of premature death by 20 percent.

Those who met the guidelines precisely, completing 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, enjoyed greater longevity benefits and 31 percent less risk of dying during the 14-year period compared with those who never exercised.

The sweet spot for exercise benefits, however, came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day. Those people were 39 percent less likely to die prematurely than people who never exercised.

At that point, the benefits plateaued, the researchers found, but they never significantly declined. Those few individuals engaging in 10 times or more the recommended exercise dose gained about the same reduction in mortality risk as people who simply met the guidelines.


http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/1 ... ign=buffer

So, sitting 18 hours a day behind a keyboard is not life enhancing, especially when your diet is TV dinners and pizza. I *did* tell IQ I would outlive him :roll :bgrin Proof positive now :jump

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 23:02
by Lefty
Be fair on IQ, it's not like he had a choice to do anything but sit by himself in front of a keyboard all day every day - the world has rejected him :bgrin

Can't imagine why :roll

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 04 May 2015, 23:09
by HBS Guy
bwahahahaha

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 11 May 2015, 22:46
by Cherie
oh you two- so cheeky :bgrin

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 11 May 2015, 22:53
by HBS Guy
But IQ is happy, now Dominos have $5 pizzas he can afford garlic bread at times. :roll :bgrin

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 12 May 2015, 20:34
by Lefty
And he's lucky they take orders over the internet - they don't serve cretinous dickheads in their stores :jump Shouldn't really joke about it but I reckon he's the type to run off, join Islamic State and blow himself up (though he'd probably phuk that up as well)

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 21 Sep 2015, 15:20
by xbz2011
Did I mention I just had a King William Boost Juice, cheese tomato and onion toasted sandwich, cappuchino and a chocolate donut from Donut King both of whom Boost Juice and Donut King I have loyalty cards. Do you think I should sign up for The Biggest Loser?

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 21 Sep 2015, 15:40
by HBS Guy
Ummm sounds like you might be getting there :roll :bgrin

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 21 Sep 2015, 16:32
by Lefty
Sounds like he may have been there some time ago :jump

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2015, 17:20
by xbz2011
By the way I am a 49 year old female well I was last time I checked :bgrin

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2015, 19:28
by HBS Guy
Dangerous time for being overweight—hard to lose it!

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 10:19
by Sprintcyclist
HBS Guy wrote:
In the broader of the two studies, researchers with the National Cancer Institute, Harvard University and other institutions gathered and pooled data about people’s exercise habits from six large, ongoing health surveys, winding up with information about more than 661,000 adults, most of them middle-aged.

Using this data, the researchers stratified the adults by their weekly exercise time, from those who did not exercise at all to those who worked out for 10 times the current recommendations or more (meaning that they exercised moderately for 25 hours per week or more).

Then they compared 14 years’ worth of death records for the group.

They found that, unsurprisingly, the people who did not exercise at all were at the highest risk of early death.

But those who exercised a little, not meeting the recommendations but doing something, lowered their risk of premature death by 20 percent.

Those who met the guidelines precisely, completing 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, enjoyed greater longevity benefits and 31 percent less risk of dying during the 14-year period compared with those who never exercised.

The sweet spot for exercise benefits, however, came among those who tripled the recommended level of exercise, working out moderately, mostly by walking, for 450 minutes per week, or a little more than an hour per day. Those people were 39 percent less likely to die prematurely than people who never exercised.

At that point, the benefits plateaued, the researchers found, but they never significantly declined. Those few individuals engaging in 10 times or more the recommended exercise dose gained about the same reduction in mortality risk as people who simply met the guidelines.


http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/1 ... ign=buffer

So, sitting 18 hours a day behind a keyboard is not life enhancing, especially when your diet is TV dinners and pizza. I *did* tell IQ I would outlive him :roll :bgrin Proof positive now :jump



Interesting thanks.
is this a daily 'activity'' ?

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 10:51
by HBS Guy
3-4 times a week I take the dog for a walk of an hour or more.

You still doing sprinting, Sprinty? Keep it up, life enhancing.

They find too that walking is good for your brain, wards off dementia!

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 17:28
by Bongalong
HBS Guy wrote:But IQ is happy, now Dominos have $5 pizzas he can afford garlic bread at times. :roll :bgrin

I can't afford garlic bread: but I can afford a bit of salami from woolies to make it a better store bought pizza!

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 17:50
by HBS Guy
I make my pizzas from scratch.

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 21:19
by Sprintcyclist
HBS Guy wrote:3-4 times a week I take the dog for a walk of an hour or more.

You still doing sprinting, Sprinty? Keep it up, life enhancing.

They find too that walking is good for your brain, wards off dementia!


I have not sprinted for over a decade

yoga and walking, light weights

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 22:09
by HBS Guy
Keep the walking up.

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 11:04
by Sprintcyclist
HBS Guy wrote:3-4 times a week I take the dog for a walk of an hour or more.

You still doing sprinting, Sprinty? Keep it up, life enhancing.

They find too that walking is good for your brain, wards off dementia!


yes, a walk like that will be 100% better than no walk.
It does not sound a lot, the benefit is great though.


We go for very social rides to one of local cafes.
Round trip of anywhere from 5 - 16 kms. It's not a lot especially the speed we do it at.
We have not done it for months due to illnesses and we miss it a lot.

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 11:43
by HBS Guy
I bet you do.

I have not taken my bike out the garage for ages, will have to do that. 20 minutes 3-4 times a week plus walking the dog should meet my exercise needs. I will NEVER be an exercise fiend. Might walk the Torrens Linear Park once more (in 6-7Km stages, 12–14Km walks out and back) assuming the bitch (my terrier bitch :bgrin ) is up for it, getting on for 12 now.

Heh, I remember after my hip replacement operation, being told I need to exercise, took dog to TLP starting at Henley Beach, did 6Km each way and felt good. Some days later intending to do the second stage—didn’t get very far at all, 1Km I think or even less :roll :bgrin but after that I was good, 6-7Km each way again.

Hmmm need to get some more Caltrate+VitD tablets, will do the 2Km walk to Chemist Warehouse and back today. (I was diagnosed with a slight osteoporosis problem. Were it not for walking it would be a much more serious problem I reckon!)

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 13:51
by Sprintcyclist
HBS Guy wrote:I bet you do.

I have not taken my bike out the garage for ages, will have to do that. 20 minutes 3-4 times a week plus walking the dog should meet my exercise needs. I will NEVER be an exercise fiend. Might walk the Torrens Linear Park once more (in 6-7Km stages, 12–14Km walks out and back) assuming the bitch (my terrier bitch :bgrin ) is up for it, getting on for 12 now.

Heh, I remember after my hip replacement operation, being told I need to exercise, took dog to TLP starting at Henley Beach, did 6Km each way and felt good. Some days later intending to do the second stage—didn’t get very far at all, 1Km I think or even less :roll :bgrin but after that I was good, 6-7Km each way again.

Hmmm need to get some more Caltrate+VitD tablets, will do the 2Km walk to Chemist Warehouse and back today. (I was diagnosed with a slight osteoporosis problem. Were it not for walking it would be a much more serious problem I reckon!)


I find free weights very good.
Very light ones, move them slowly with focus on form.
Dumbells about 3 kgs in total. Light gloves are good. You will not do any injury with moving 3kgs slowly.

I studied body building a while ago. Free weights are very good, light ones with a focus on form are the beginning stages.
With poor form injuries will come. With a heavy weight you cannot maintain good form.

If you can do 8 actions with good form, slowly, breathing, squeeze muscle at the contraction, you'll be mentally focused.
The endorphins are all yours.

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 14:46
by HBS Guy
Yeah, I will see if I can find a couple light dumbells, as much for moving my shoulders as anything—have arthritis there now, waited until after the hip replacement to show, let me walk around for a while thinking future would be pain free.

OK, time to walk!

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 20:47
by Sprintcyclist
Enjoy your walk

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 21:30
by HBS Guy
I did! So did the dog. Was limping a bit day before but was fine—I shove a fish oil tablet down her throat twice a day, helps if she has arthritis (she is 12) and with this grass allergy she has.

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 19 Jul 2018, 14:35
by Sprintcyclist
HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, I will see if I can find a couple light dumbells, as much for moving my shoulders as anything—have arthritis there now, waited until after the hip replacement to show, let me walk around for a while thinking future would be pain free.

OK, time to walk!


A hammer in each hand held up close to the head would do.

Re: Benefits of exercise

PostPosted: 19 Jul 2018, 14:52
by HBS Guy
Very true! Good idea!