Exercise Is Medicine

Add a 50 cent physical fitness levy to every drive-through purchase or drive-through bank transaction. No one rebelled when a two cent tax was added to recycling pop bottles, did they? “People clearly want their health care when they are sick, but don’t want their health. Health is a personal responsibility and they won’t take the time to prevent these nasty diseases.” Paul Cantafio doesn’t mind laying his money on the line when it comes to his future health. “It costs to have a membership here. But when my doctor started talking about my heart, and how bad it could get, I made sure to make exercise a part of my life, so that my life will go on. You know what I mean?
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How much sex is considered exercise?

K. G. Jebsen from Center of Exercise in Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, analyzed data from four randomized, controlled trials conducted at the centre to try to determine what characterized the most effective high-intensity training programme for this patient group. The researchers used changes in VO2max, which is peak oxygen uptake, as a measure of the effectiveness of the different exercise regimes The exercise period lasted for 12 weeks.
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High intensity exercise `beneficial and safe` for cardiac patients

(upwave.com) — When I think of the ultimate sex workout, I picture the scene from “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie throw each other around their kitchen for an hour. Unfortunately, not every sexual experience is quite that… well, high-intensity. But how many calories do we really burn in the act?
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/17/health/sex-calorie-burn-upwave/index.html

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