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Do I Need to Exercise?

If you received last month’s newsletter, you might have noticed a tiny sentence, tucked at the top, suggesting that exercise is not particularly useful for weight loss, a statement that had many folks scratching their heads and wondering about the role of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.

Gear Up for Exercise

It was not long ago - Medical School, late 1970's - that medical students were expected to enjoy their lunchtime run, but no concrete scientific evidence confirmed any health benefits to exercise. In fact, a physician once herded students from the stairs to the elevator claiming that one's lifetime heartbeats are limited, and one should not waste them on exercise. Since then, the world has changed. Exercise and athletes have been measured, sampled, observed, challenged and the jury is in: exercise is good for us.