Sunday, August 09, 2009
I suppose I will resume my Spark attention. I enjoyed the break, but the attention paid to diet and exercise does pay off and my life is better because of it.
Time magazine's cover story is that exercise contributes little to weight loss. Does anyone not know this?! Its all about FOOD! Still the benefits of exercise are undeniable. Increased flexibility and muscle mass, brain, heart, bone, circulation and disease prevention. But not weight. Like the article said, just one blueberry muffin blows all the calorie benefits of exercise.
An interesting radio program attributed a portion of the obesity epidemic to the lack of cooking. He also predicted that in a generation cooking will be very rare. His example was french fries which he called a rare home cooked food due to the labor intensiveness of preparing them. Now every one can get them multiple times a day because they do not have to cook them. Interesting. Food for thought.