A May 3, 2007 New York Times article, A Healthy Mix of Rest and Motion, suggests that for at least one workout a week it pays to alternate short bursts of high-intensity exercise with easy-does-it recovery. This type of high intensity interval training comes in many forms.
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This New York Times article Well: Can You Get Fit in Six Minutes a Week? asks the question:
A recent study of older adults trying to lose weight compared those who dieted, those who just exercised, and those who dieted plus exercised. From this Science News article Older People Who Diet Without Exercising Lose Valuable Muscle Mass some findings:
· Exercise group drew more on fat stores as the source of their body’s fuel.
· Diet-only group’s weight loss resulted from a loss of both muscle and fat.
My father had a couple of nasty falls; twice he banged his head pretty badly. We did not know it at the time, but the consequences of falling were more serious than we thought. My father became forgetful. It kind of flew under the radar for a while until it could no longer be ignored or denied. He underwent a series of tests.
For those who can't seem to stick to an exercise program there is an exercise program that will produce positive changes and it does not require hours in the gym. Start by finding out what is the least amount of exercise that will produce the most change instead of seeing how much exercise you can withstand. Add to that modest dietary changes and engage in recreational activities you enjoy. This is a siimple formula anyone can follow.
From this article, 75 Percent of U.S. Adults Will Be Overweight by 2015, Study Says:
"The waistlines of Americans continue to grow and a new study estimates that by 2015, 75 percent of adults will be overweight and 41 percent will be obese".
"The percentage of adults in the U.S. that were obese increased from 13 percent in the 1960s to 32 percent in 2004".