Tag: fitness

Being physically unfit is as bad or worse than smoking says the NY Times

Being physically unfit is as bad or worse than smoking says the NY Times It is no secret that many of us not only carry more weight than we should, but also, our physical fitness is often lacking due to todays lifestyles. A recent study published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology studied how physical fitness affected lifespan. The study found that smoking had the greatest effect on lifespan, but second to this was our VO2 max, an important determinant of physical fitness. The NY Times recently reported about this studies findings. Check it out here Being Unfit May Be Almost Read More »

Will Regular Exercise Prevent Aging?

Exercising and aging; does exercising make you age more slowly? If you are physically fit, you notice how you feel vs. when you are out of shape. You have more energy, you can do more and you are tired less. Could it also be true that fitness helps you age more slowly? According to the NY Times, there is some evidence saying that fitness will help us with the aging process. It is true that senior citizens who stay active have more energy and large companies have gyms noting their fit employees feel better, are more productive and are likely Read More »