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Cardio, anaerobic, and aerobic exercise explained

In 1969 Kenneth Cooper wrote the book “Aerobics” and coined that term to describe a form of exercise. Before that the word aerobic was more often used to describe a type of metabolism. Aerobic metabolism utilizes our energy stores in conjunction with oxygen, while anaerobic metabolism uses those energy stores without the oxygen.


Most of us believe that exercise makes us thinner — maybe we're wrong

There are plenty of good reasons to perform all types of exercise - stronger heart, bones, muscle, and better performance just to name a few – but exercising as way to lose weight might not be all it is cracked up to be. The New York Times article, The Scientist and the Stairmaster, makes the claim that exercise is not very effective in losing fat.

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