Why Exercise Trumps Science

It takes a lot more than one minute of exercise, three days per week to get you there. I see people in their 60s and 70s who are still fit, strong, and moving their bodies. Their skin is healthy, their eyes are crisp, and they seem witty and alive. That’s from a combination of plenty of exercise and healthy eating. They move, breathe, circulate blood, stretch, lift, and activate every muscle and bone in their bodies, day in and day out. It’s a statistical fact that we’re getting fatter and fatter, so what is science really doing for us?
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How much is too much exercise when you’re pregnant?

Former bodybuilder Lea-Ann Ellison lifts at a CrossFit gym in Los Angeles this week. Her baby is due in about two weeks.

What “moderate” means varies from person to person, and depends on how active someone was before becoming pregnant. Competitive athletes, the gynecologists’ organization notes, may be able to perform at higher rates during pregnancy and return to vigorous activity sooner after giving birth. It would be great if everyone got in shape and started exercising before becoming pregnant, Dolan says. “But in the real world, I get it, you’re working, you’re busy. “Pregnancy is a great motivator,” she says, but women who have never exercised before should be careful about starting a strenuous program right off the bat.
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