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The need for exercise has never been so greater than now. The more labor-saving devices technology provides to make our our daily lives easier, the greater the need to exercise. The more that is done for us, the less we tend to do for ourselves.
Machines are our creation but we are allowing them to exploit us. How? By not using the time freed up by them to exercise. Our grandparents remained fit because their machines ran by human muscles. They had to push mechanical lawn mowers through tough grass and weed. They had to push and pull supermarket doors.
There have been many technological innovations that have eased our burdens down through the years. Alas, they are partially to blame for our problems too. America's chronic weight problem is continually growing (pun intended.) The only solution is a comprehensive weight management program.
Weight management, which includes a need for exercise, encompasses weight loss, gain, or maintenance through exercise and nutrition. For the overwhelming majority of America's population which has a weight problem, weight management will consist of weight loss.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the majority of us were at a healthy weight? Before I began lifting weights, I considered myself underweight. I was at my present height of 5'10" with a bodyweight between 145 and 150 pounds.
While being underweight is not a headline generating situation, it does indicate a problem. "...Health problems associated with being underweight can include fighting off infection, osteoporosis, decreased muscle strength, trouble regulating body temperature and even increased risk of death..." (www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=24017.)
There is always a right way to do something and a wrong way. Going about something the wrong way will give you unsatisfactory results, and leave you unfulfilled and frustrated. The right way to lose unwanted weight is by employing proper nutrition and an exercise program. One without the other will just not work (Read...)Healthy living > Exercise > Exercise need