Friday, May 03, 2013
The writer of "Why Women Shouldn't Run" has an agenda. He's into power lifting. I think just steady state running isn't the best exercise, but if that's what you like you should do it. Runnings is a great exercise for people that like it. I think that one should do a variety of exercise to get the most benefit. Most marathoners vary their routine. They do short runs, long runs, sprints, weight train, etc. I try to vary my routine.
I think varying one's routine helps with fighting hypothyroidism. I don't know. I haven't had my blood retested since I have a blood test that showed me that I was on the borderline for having hypothyroidism. I do know that my hair, skin and eyes feel better/look better since I started taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement. I was doing a varied exercise routine when I had more severe symptoms of hypothyroidism. I've been losing weight the whole time. I know I'm losing fat although I suspect that I'm losing other tissues as well since I'm shrinking all over.
However, he shouldn't insult people that only do steady state exercise. Many people run on treadmills and don't do other types of exercise to supplement. It's better to get a variety, but it's better to do some exercise, than none. Diet and exercise work together. I find exercise is the best way for me to lose weight, then my diet has always been pretty good. If someone isn't getting the results they want from steady state cardio, they can ask the staff at the gym they attend about diet and other exercise options. They don't need some asshole with an agenda telling them that they're doing it all wrong. Some people just like running on a treadmill and there is nothing wrong with that.
I don't weight lift often. I prefer cardio. I do different types of cardio and some includes muscle work. I've had times in my life when I preferred to weight training to cardio. Don't tell women, not to do cardio. Tell women that do cardio that if they want they would benefit from adding variety to their routine.
Don't be an asshole.