Saturday, February 06, 2010

'Jogging, swimming, pumping iron's a waste of time' - Fitness - Health & Fitness - Life - The Times of India

Researchers at the University of London found that nearly 20 per cent of people who follow regular aerobic exercise
did not gain any significant health benefits which are determined by our genes and can vary substantially between individuals.

Principal investigator James Timmons, from the Royal Veterinary College, said other ways of keeping healthy, such as improving diet or taking medication, may work better.

“We know that low maximal oxygen consumption is a strong risk factor for premature illness and death so the tendency is for public health experts to automatically prescribe aerobic exercise to increase oxygen capacity,” the Telegraph quoted Dr Timmons as saying.

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