Exercise For Healing #2

It occurred to me after I wrote the post on exercise for fatigue sufferers that some of you of course are beyond that and might need slightly more challenging exercise regimes.

As I was thinking on that, I saw this recent post from Dr O:

In a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology, scientists found that 30-minute workouts resulted in the same amount of weight loss as 60-minute workouts.

This despite the fact that the 60-minute workouts burned TWICE the calories (600 per workout) as the 30-minute workouts(only 300 calories per workout).

At the end of 13 weeks, the 30-minute workout group lost 8.8 pounds of fat, while the 60-minute workout group lost 8.4 pounds…only slightly less, of course, but still, you’d
expect MORE fat loss if you trained TWICE as long, right?

Strange, isn’t it?

In fact, the scientists couldn’t even explain these
disappointing results from the longer workouts. But they DO know that there is some type of compensation that occurs giving your LESS results from LONGER workouts.

Bottom line:
Long 60-minute workouts aren’t necessary and may even lead to overuse injury, thus keeping you from being able to exercise at all.

I have long said this and, in fact, my 10 Minute Mind and Body Exercise ebook is based on this very premise. I think 10 minutes a day is plenty if you’re doing the right stuff, but if you want a longer workout some days, just do more and add some more 10 minute combinations.

I see Dr O at GFS has done a new video called Exercise for the Gluten Sensitive which members can get for free as usual.

Happy healing!


2 thoughts on “Exercise For Healing #2

  1. An alternative productive gentle exercise at this time of year is to go blackberry picking so we have lots of non chemically treated blackberries in the freezer for over the winter. in a few weeks the apples will be ready for harvesting – not a great crop in many parts of the country but worth looking for an organic grower. Many types of apples will store well if kept frost free. If you’re brave enough it’s also mushroom season – Many statelt homes open to the public , nature reserves etc run mushroom foraging walks – Another way to keep the food bills down!

  2. Great ideas, Caroline! As a townie, I never have a clue about what to pick and am always scared I’m going to poison myself. Pathetic. Would really like to go wild fruit picking, what fun!

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