Exercise, Just do it!

We are obsessed with out computers and gadgets, e –mail, e- commerce, e-health, yet as exciting as all of it is, it may be detrimental to your health. Before you jump to conclusions, consider that the Archives of Internal Medicine in December 2009 devoted almost an entire issue to the benefits of exercise. In an effort to combat obesity, a study was done to look at the effect of decreasing TV viewing (videos, computer and TV games). However, they found that the subjects decreased their food intake. Meanwhile, increased their energy expenditure (burned more calories). Obesity is an epidemic in fast food loving, sedentary populations.

Authors from the articles concluded that: “Men with a history of non-metastatic colorectal cancer, more physical activity was associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer-specific and overall mortality.” “Being physically fit, not smoking and maintaining a normal waist girth. Therefore, is associated with lower risk of CHD (coronary heart disease) events. After that, CVD (cardiovascular disease) and all-cause mortality in men. “

Exercise – Changes everything!

”Higher levels of physical activity are associated with a lower risk of decline in kidney function.” “..both higher Mediterranean-type diet adherence and higher physical activity were independently associated with reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease.” Although not a complete list of all of the benefits, these are some unusual benefits of increasing your physical activity.

So why not E-xercise? Download some exercise videos, dance to music on your iPod. Practice your balance while standing on line or texting your friends. Now we have Wii-fit; it’s a great family activity, has variety, and is motivating and fun. To find out what the best dose and regimen of activity is right for you, get an evaluation. Therefore, to target your areas of vulnerability. Furthermore, so you can focus on your individual risks and add to an overall program.
Dr. Lorraine Maita is a Diplomate in The American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Internal Medicine. She specializes in lifestyle, stress management, exercise, executive physicals, supplements, bio-identical hormone replacement, neurocognitive function and nutrition in Short Hills, NJ


  1. zynga April 4, 2010 at 8:27 pm - Reply

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  2. Lorraine Maita April 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Yes, age changes us but we have a broader perspective and now can apply what we know if we are motivated. Thanks and hope you enjoy zynga poker.

  3. James James May 14, 2010 at 9:25 am - Reply

    At 47 going on 48,years old, I suppose I dont feel my age. I should really look after myself more and have to stop procrastinating about it. Thanks for opeining my eyes. Il probably still procraxtinate though.

    James James

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