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Monday, July 3, 2017

Exercise and Cholesterol....

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Had a little extra time and wanted to share another little health tidbit that will help in your journey towards better health.
 
Another quote from this book. Some important information for us all.
 


"A group of medical students volunteers were placed on diets where each received the same amount of cholesterol, fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Then they were free to select exercise programs they liked- volleyball, tennis, swimming, running, and others.

Daily blood cholesterol levels were taken. The level dropped in all cases within three days. By the end of the week the drip was substantial.

Then the activities were stopped. Soon, the cholesterol in the blood returned to pre-experiment levels. In some cases the levels were a little higher.

Next, the students were placed on treadmills- no more enjoyable sports! The exercise was just as strenuous as the previous sports. Then came the surprise when the blood was tested. The cholesterol failed to drop in most cases. In a few it went up.

Returning again to activities they enjoyed, the students had a drop in cholesterol in every case.

The experiment shows the importance of attitude. A negative attitude produces enough stress to counteract the benefits of exercise. The message is clear. Learn to like what you are doing in your activity program. Or change that activity to one you enjoy.

Some persons don't enjoy exercise. They were born that way, they say. But activity, like certain foods, is something you can learn to like. I remember the first time I tasted avocados. I didn't like them. Now they are one of my favorite foods. You may not enjoy walking at first, but you can acquire a taste for it-- and walking is one of the best forms of exercise."

And remember this:

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! I have never heard about that with the attitude about exercise!

    ReplyDelete

Hello~ I love getting your comments. I have made a few changes to make things a little easier for you and hoping a more enjoyable experience for both you and I. Have a blessed day! :o)