Is Exercise Bad For You? New Study Says Yes
Every once in a while, news from the medical establishment comes across my desk that makes me laugh.
Today I am writing about one such case.
A recently released study suggests that not everyone may benefit from regular exercise, and that for a small fragment of the population, exercise may actually increase diabetes and heart disease risk factors.1
The new study analyzed data on 1,687 adults, compiled from six previous studies, including the HERITAGE Family Study, the DREW Study and STRRIDE.
The researchers set their own arbitrary parameters to determine adverse responses in risk factors for blood pressure, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and diabetes. Based on those, they found that around 11% of study participants had an adverse change in at least one risk factor, and that 7% had adverse effects in two or more risk factors. Both results can be applied to men and women, independently of their age and health status.
So What’s Wrong With This Picture?
At first glance, the study seems thorough and broad. After all, the researchers reviewed results of six large and well-known studies. But a closer look reveals that the study is flawed. Here’s just one example: STRRIDE, (Studies of a Targeted Risk Reduction Intervention through Defined Exercise) enrolled sedentary and overweight participants who could not change their diet during the study.2
Exercise is an extremely important component of health, but exercise alone is not a panacea. That’s because health is brought about when all necessary components are present. Diet and other lifestyle habits are of critical importance. In other words, isolating one component of health is not an accurate way to gage health.
The Reason Behind Unreason
“Physical activity level and cardiorespiratory fitness are strongly and inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular-, metabolic-, and aging-related morbidities, as well as premature mortality.”1
This is the first sentence in the study’s Introduction, which means that the researchers acknowledge from the get-go that exercise helps health. But they are looking for the exception, so they can rattle first the media and then the public. Of course, the media loves controversy, and a headline such as “Exercise May Be Bad for You” can turn around everything the public believes to be true.
The message they want to convey is that there’s no clear path to health. That staying healthy and fit is a lot more complicated than just eating the right foods, exercising, and making some easy lifestyle changes.
Mainstream Medicine, aided by the media, would like you to think that without them you’d be lost; that you need their guidance, because health is complex and only they know what you should do. In other words, they want you to forego common sense and to never be sure about what to do to be healthy.
The Right Exercise for You
If you’re following the Save Our Bones Program, you know that bone health is a lot simpler than Mainstream Medicine would like you to believe. That easy changes in diet and lifestyle can reverse osteoporosis and make a huge difference in the way you feel.
The same applies to exercising to help you fight osteoporosis. With this in mind I created the Densercise eBook System, an effective and quick way to strengthen the most important muscles and bones in your body. Thanks to the Density Training Method, critical bones such as hips, spine, shoulders, femur, wrists, fibula, tibia, and more are targeted for fracture prevention.
So what could be easier than to Densercise only three times a week for just 15 minutes to achieve the strength and balance you need to prevent falls?
Densercise, in a Nutshell
- All 52 Densercise moves are illustrated and include instructions so there’s no guess work and you can clearly follow along.
- A complete, full-body exercise system for your bones.
- It clearly walks you through a complete 4 week exercise schedule.
- Thanks to the super-targeted Densercise moves along with the Density Training Method, you only need to practice the moves for 15 minutes a day.
- Each day has 3 moves that target different muscles and bones.
- Everyday is different so you never get bored with the same old routine.
- The Densercise eBook features a variety of weight bearing, resistance, flexibility moves and more, making it the most complete bone exercise system to date.
- Plus you’ll get instant access to the Densercise Online Video Collection. Each move is demonstrated on video making it even easier for you to get started.
1 Bouchard C, Blair SN, Church TS, Earnest CP, Hagberg JM, et al. (2012) Adverse Metabolic Response to Regular Exercise: Is It a Rare or Common Occurrence? PLoS ONE 7(5): e37887. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037887 ; http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0037887